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Parents' Satisfaction on Foodservice Quality of Kindergartens in Chungbuk Province

충북지역 유치원 급식품질에 대한 학부모 만족도

  • Lee, Joo-Young (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Lee, Young-Eun (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Chungbuk National University)
  • 이주영 (충북대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 이영은 (충북대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 2010.04.30

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine parents' perceptions towards the importance and performance levels of foodservices quality at kindergartens. The questionnaire was developed to measure the thirty-one quality attributes of foodservice operations. A questionnaire survey was conducted to 500 parents and the return rates were 62.4%. The survey period was from July 15 to August 8, 2008. The parents had a high level of perception toward the need for foodservice, earning 4.46 points out of 5 point. Their perceptions of foodservice quality were examined by six dimensions of importance and performance level. While the parents gave 4 points or greater of 5 points to most quality attributes of importance level, they gave 4 points or less out of 5 points to most quality attributes of performance level. As for the importance and performance level of the quality dimensions of foodservice, parents regarded sanitation as the most important dimension. IPA showed that 'ventilation', 'sanitation of tableware' and 'sanitation of dining tables and chairs' were included as 'focus' areas. The overall satisfaction level for foodservice was 3.74 out of 5 points A higher level of satisfaction was shown at self-operated foodservice system of kindergartens. According to multiple regression analysis, 46.3% of the variance in the respondents' overall satisfaction scores was explained by factors such as food, menu and price, facilities, sanitation, atmosphere and foodservice effects.

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