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Nutrients 2013, 5(2), 328-339; doi:10.3390/nu5020328
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Food Safety Attitudes in College Students: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis of a Conceptual Model

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Received: 26 December 2012; in revised form: 14 January 2013 / Accepted: 25 January 2013 / Published: 30 January 2013
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Abstract: College students are one of the most at-risk population groups for food poisoning, due to risky food safety behaviors. Using the Likert Scale, undergraduate students were asked to participate in a Food Safety Survey which was completed by 499 students ages 18–25. Data was analyzed using SPSS and AMOS statistical software. Four conceptual definitions regarding food safety were defined as: general food safety, bacterial food safety, produce food safety, and politics associated with food safety. Knowledge seems to be an important factor in shaping students attitudes regarding general and bacterial safety. Ethnicity plays a role in how people view the politics of food safety, and the safety of organic foods.
Keywords: food safety; college students; attitudes food safety; college students; attitudes
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Booth, R.; Hernandez, M.; Baker, E.L.; Grajales, T.; Pribis, P. Food Safety Attitudes in College Students: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis of a Conceptual Model. Nutrients 2013, 5, 328-339.

AMA Style

Booth R, Hernandez M, Baker EL, Grajales T, Pribis P. Food Safety Attitudes in College Students: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis of a Conceptual Model. Nutrients. 2013; 5(2):328-339.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Booth, Rachelle; Hernandez, Magaly; Baker, Erica L.; Grajales, Tevni; Pribis, Peter. 2013. "Food Safety Attitudes in College Students: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis of a Conceptual Model." Nutrients 5, no. 2: 328-339.


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