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ERIC Number: EJ1175917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Consumers' Social Feelings as a Function of Snack Type
Schuster, Margaret; Painter, Jim; Bernas, Ronan; MacKenzie, Julia
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v109 n4 p41-46 Fall 2017
Material, bodily, and social well-being are three of the basic human needs. This study investigates consumers' social feelings after reading the food labels and consuming six leading snack foods. Our hypothesis: snack choice is associated with feeling social. Consumers were provided leading snack brands that varied in nutritional value and ingredient composition. Data were collected regarding consumers' social feelings after consuming each snack. Consumers felt significantly less social after eating the crackers, but more social after eating nuts. These variations may be partially explained by the nutrient content and the length and makeup of the ingredients of the snacks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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