publication . Article . 2013

Exploring Familial Themes in Malaysian Students’ Eating Behaviors

Car Mun Kok;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2013 Journal: Journal of Human Sciences and Extension (issn: 2325-5226, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Mississippi State University
Abstract
Food-related attitudes and habits are integral to overall well-being, especially among international college students who often practice poor eating habits and experience high levels of stress from factors like school and sociocultural adjustment. Utilizing in-depth interviews, this study explored how family experiences impact food-related habits, attitudes, and beliefs of Malaysian college students in the U.S. Findings indicate that early experiences with family substantially impact current habits that persist even after coming to the U.S. and that dietary choices and habits are heavily embedded in cultural background and family history. Family influenced curre...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Malaysians, international students, food, family, culture, health, nutrition, Special aspects of education, LC8-6691
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