The Utilization of Environment-Friendly Agricultural Products of College Students in Seoul and Incheon Areas

경인지역 대학생의 친환경농산물 이용실태

  • Choi, Hyo-Seon (Majors in Home-Economics Education, Graduate School of Education, Inha University) ;
  • Chang, Kyung-Ja (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, College of Human Ecology, Inha University)
  • 최효선 (인하대학교 교육대학원 가정교육) ;
  • 장경자 (인하대학교 생활과학대학 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 2007.12.31

Abstract

The purpose of study was to investigate the utilization of environment-friendly agricultural products of the college students attending nutrition education. The subjects were 387 college students (male 53.2%, female 46.8%) at universities in the Seoul and Incheon areas. A cross-sectional study was conducted by a self-administered questionnaire. The percentage of subjects who purchased environment-friendly agricultural products was 37.2%. The most purchased environment-friendly agricultural products were vegetables. The main reason for preferring the environment-friendly agricultural products was good for health (53.7%). Also, the main motive of purchasing the environment-friendly agricultural products was for health (87.5%). For the quality of the environment-friendly agricultural products, they answered 'safety' (4.19), 'freshness' (4.03) and 'nutrition' (3.90), respectively. For college students' right choices of environment-friendly agricultural products, information and consumer education on these products are necessary.

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