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The impact of personal resources and their goal relevance on satisfaction with food-related life among the elderly

Dean, M, Grunert, KG, Raats, MM, Nielsen, NA, Lumbers, M and Food Later Life, T (2008) The impact of personal resources and their goal relevance on satisfaction with food-related life among the elderly Appetite, 50 (2-3). pp. 308-315.

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Abstract

The study explored how actual resources, perceived levels of different types of resources and goal relevance of these resources affect older people's satisfaction with food-related life using a survey in eight European countries, where 3291 participants above 65 years of age and living in their own homes took part. Satisfaction with food-related life was measured using Satisfaction With Food-related Life (SWFL) scale developed by Grunert. Raats, Dean, Nielsen, Lumbers and The Food in Later Life Team. [(2007). A measure of satisfaction with food-related life. Appetite, 49, 486-493]. Results showed that older people rated the resources that they believed to have plentiful of as being highly relevant to achieve their goals. The individuals who rated the relevance and their level of different resources as high were also more satisfied with their food-related quality of life. Further, satisfaction with food-related life, as was expected, was predicted by income, health measures and living circumstances. However, the study also showed that perceived levels of other resources such as support of family and friends, food knowledge, storage facilities also added to the individuals' satisfaction with food-related life. In addition, the congruence between perceived level and relevance of a resource was also shown to add to people's satisfaction with food-related life, implying that older people's satisfaction with food-related life depends not only on the level of resources they think they have but also on their goals and how important they think these resources are to achieving their goals. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Dean, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Grunert, KGUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Raats, MMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Nielsen, NAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lumbers, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Food Later Life, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2008
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.appet.2007.08.007
Uncontrolled Keywords : goals resources satisfaction with food-related life older people ANOREXIA HEALTH PEOPLE
Additional Information : Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Appetite. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Appetite, 50(2-3), 2008, DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2007.08.007.

The whole Food in Later Life Project Team comprises research scientists, interviewers, technicians, administrative staff and managers who made the study possible.

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Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 14:38
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:24
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/202048

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