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Beliefs and Attitudes toward Vegetarian Lifestyle across Generations
Department of Nutrition and Wellness, Andrews University, 8475 University Boulevard–Marsh Hall 313, Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0210, USA
Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology, Andrews University, 4195 Administration Drive–Bell Hall 159, Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0104, USA
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Received: 20 April 2010; in revised form: 12 May 2010 / Accepted: 14 May 2010 / Published: 17 May 2010
Abstract: The objective of the study was to examine whether reasons to adopt vegetarian lifestyle differ significantly among generations. Using a Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ), we identified that 4% of the participants were vegans, 25% lacto-ovo-vegetarians, 4% pesco-vegetarians and 67% non-vegetarian. Younger people significantly agreed more with the moral reason and with the environmental reason. People ages 41–60 significantly agreed more with the health reason. There are significant differences across generations as to why people choose to live a vegetarian lifestyle.
Keywords: vegetarians; vegetarian diets; dietary patterns; Adventists; attitude; beliefs
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Pribis, P.; Pencak, R.C.; Grajales, T. Beliefs and Attitudes toward Vegetarian Lifestyle across Generations. Nutrients 2010, 2, 523-531.
Pribis P, Pencak RC, Grajales T. Beliefs and Attitudes toward Vegetarian Lifestyle across Generations. Nutrients. 2010; 2(5):523-531.
Pribis, Peter; Pencak, Rose C; Grajales, Tevni. 2010. "Beliefs and Attitudes toward Vegetarian Lifestyle across Generations." Nutrients 2, no. 5: 523-531.