The aim of this study is to clarify the relation between life values and the eating habits, of college students.The questionnaires about life values and eating habits, were sent to college students in November 1996.This paper reports the structure of life values of the college students, and the results of grouping these life values. The main findings were as follows: 1) As the result of a factor analysis, we obtained 7 factors which included fashion, progressiveness, leadership, knowledge, technique, tradition and strese. 2) As the result of a cluster analysis about 2 factors, progressiveness and tradition, we could classify the subjects into 6 types, i.e., sensible, positive, conforming, negative, traditionalist and self-centered.
The aim of this study is to clarify the relation between life values and the eating habits of college students.The questionnaires about life values and eating habits were sent to college students in November 1996.This paper reports the characteristic eating habit based on life values. The main findings were as follows: Sensible types are very curious about health and form healthy eating habits using a variety of information.Positive types are tolerant to new foods and have healthy eating habits.Conforming types have a mixed attitude toward eating with those of the positive type and negative type. Negative types are passive about eating. A traditionalist follows traditional eating habits and tends to be conservative about eating. The self-centered types seldom pay attention to eating habits and tend to preferconvenience.
The actual status of beverage drinking behavior and preferences was investigated in female senior high school students and their parents, and the similarities and differences between parents and children were assessed.The results are outlined below. A high percentage of all three, i.e., the student and both parents, drink green tea/oolong tea and milk.The female senior high school students drink much more fruit juices, lactic acid bacteria beverages, cola drinks/carbonated beverages, coffee/tea (with sugar), isotonic beverages, and dietary fiber beverages.They also drink a greater volume per day and usually drink several different kinds of beverages.In addition, they drink these beverages inside and outside the home; often drinking lactic acid bacteria beverages and fruit juices at mealtime, and cola drinks/carbonated beverages and isotonic beverages at any time during the day, at mealtimes and at other times.In terms of preferences, the female senior high school students often liked beverages other than vegetable juices more, and many more cited “preference, ” “preference, ” “physiology, ” “custom, ” and “health reasons” as reasons for consuming them than their parents.The father often drink vegetable juices, and they drink both milk and coffee/tea (with and without sugar) outside the home.The mothers prefer drinking coffee/tea (without sugar) inside and outside the home, and often drink green/oolong tea at home.Many of them do not like isotonic drinks, dietary fiber drinks, and cola drinks/carbonated beverages.Both parents gave “health” and “custom” as their reasons for choosing the beverages they drink. Similar percentages of female senior high school students and both parents drink milk for health resons and green tea/oolong tea, cola drinks/carbonated beverages, and isotonic beverages for physiological reasons, and similar percentages of students and mothers drank green tea/oolong tea, coffee/tea (with sugar) for reasons of preference, and thus there were similarities between the drinking behavior of the parents and the children.
The relationship between the beverage drinking behavior and preferences of parents and children was assessed in a study of female junior high school students and their parents, and the following results were obtained. The female junior high school students drink fruit juices, cola drinks/carbonated beverages, isotonic beverages, coffee/tea (sugar added), lactic acid bacteria beverages, and dietary fiber beveragesmuch more regularly than their parents.They tended to dislike vegetable juice, but their fathers tended to like them.The beverages that all three drink a great deal are green tea/oolong tea and milk.The junior high students and the mothers drink mlk and green tea/oolong tea during meals at home, and the fathers drink cola drinks/carbonated beverages and isotonic beverages during meals outside the home. The reasons for consumption differed according to the beverage.The students chose fruit juices, cola drinks/carbonated beverages, isotonic beverages, and dietary fiber beverages because of the physiological reason that “I am thirsty” and because “I enjoy them, ” fruit juices, cola drinks/carbonated beverages, coffee/tea (sugar added), and lactic acid bacteria beverages, because “I like them, ” and all three selected milk because “It's good for your health” . A high percentage of parents claimed that they drink green tea/oolong tea because “It's a custom.” There were similarities in beverage drinking behavior especially between the female junior high school students and the mothers. This seemed to be because the eating environment of the students was managed by their mothers, and was inferred to be attributable to the influence of the mother in the home.
In order to clarify the properties of Korean Natural Mineral Water, we examined it using 42 samples such as the residue on evaporation, hardness, pH, calcium, magnesium, potassim, iron, sodium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, Si02, SO4 ion, free carbon dioxide and pH 4.8 alkalinity. As a result, Korean Natural Mineral Water has been proved to be, different from Chinese or European Natural Mineral Water of which hardness are high, similar to Japanese Natural Mineral Water of which hardness is comparatively low. Judgment by the K index and O index which are said to be indexes of the taste of water showed that 61.9% of Korean Natural Mineral Water were palatable. Repeated tests of the mineral contents and other items of the same brand Natural Mineral Waters produced in lots showed that mineral contents and other items did not show constant figures and varied according to the kind of product.Especially, variation in SO4 ion, free carbon dioxide and sodium were remarkably high.