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Yan, Ruoh-Nan; Xu, Huimin – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2010
Taking the perspective of consumer socialization theory, this study examined the influences of different socialization agents on consumers' purchases of green products. A total of 224 surveys were distributed to students enrolled in a business-related course at a major university in the northeastern United States. The objectives were twofold. The…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Socialization, Life Style, Selection
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Roubanis, Jody L.; Landis, William – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
Consuming locally grown foods promotes sustainable development and individual wellness (Waters, 2006). In the United States, the average food product travels 2,000 miles before reaching the consumer (Schlosser, 2001). This distance between producer and consumer is one reason that today's youth lack an understanding of the origin of the food they…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Nutrition, Gardening, Sciences
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Lee, Annie (Ya-Ping); Bei, Lienti; DeVaney, Sharon A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
This phenomenological study examined the acculturation experience of Taiwanese students who attended universities in the United States as exchange students. Hofstede's four dimensions of culture provided a framework for developing questions. Eight exchange students were interviewed. Taiwanese students realized there was a lower power distance…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Adjustment, College Students, Cultural Influences
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McArthur, Laura H.; Holbert, Donald; Forsythe, William A., III – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
Microbial foodborne illnesses are a public health problem in the United States. Americans are patronizing restaurants three or more times a week and college students are frequently employed in food service; therefore, this study assessed compliance with and awareness of food safety recommendations among 460 college students. Compliance was…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Student Characteristics, Safety, College Students