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dc.contributor.advisorSteyn, H. J. H.
dc.contributor.authorMmopelwa, Malebogo
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-08T08:19:37Z
dc.date.available2018-05-08T08:19:37Z
dc.date.issued2012-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/8248
dc.description.abstractEnglish: The purpose of this study was to determine South African university students' interpretation and use of food labels as well as evaluating food labels according to the new South African food labeling regulations. A quantitative research approach was used and data collected using selfadministered questionnaires consisting of 67 scaled questions. Respondents were recruited in students' residences where they were readily available. Five hundred questionnaires were distributed equally between five male and female residences respectively on the Bloemfontein campus of the University of the Free State. A total of 152 respondents completed the questionnaires which were analyzed statistically using the SPSS version 17.0 software package. The results of the study revealed that respondents were aware of label information but could not interpret most of them correctly. Respondents perceived label aspects information as important and perceived the date mark, price cooking/preparation, brand name, product mass/volume, nutrition information and ingredients list very important and the country of origin as the least important label aspect. With regard to source of information, the source of food label information most used by the consumers is magazines, television, doctor, books/leaflets and parents or other relatives. The least used source of information is the internet and the radio. The internet, health club and gym are the only sources of information on which there was a significant difference between the male and female respondents. The results also revealed that majority of the products were labeled according to the new South African food labeling regulations with a few exceptions. These results imply that the student consumers sample did not interpret food label information correctly and they can therefore not use it positively. It is recommended that educational information materials be developed and made available to consumers to enable consumers to interpret label information correctly. Future research can be aimed at the development of relevant informational material.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAfrikaans: Die doel van die studie was om te bepaal hoe Suid-Afrikaanse universiteitstudente voedsel etikette interpreteer en gebruik asook om voedseletikette te evalueer volgens die nuwe Suid- Afrikaanse voedsel etikettering regulasies. 'n Kwantitatiewe benadering is gebruik om die data te versamel met vraelyste wat uit 67 vrae bestaan wat deur die respondent self ingevul is. Vyfhonderd vraelyste is in vyf mans- en vyf dameskoshuise van die Bloemfontein kampus van die Universiteit van die Vrystaat versprei. 'n Totaal van 152 respondente het die vraelyste voltooi. Die vraelyste is statisties ontleed deur gebruik te maak van die SPSS-weergawe 17 sagtewarepakket. Die resultate van die studie het aan die lig gebring dat studente bewus is van etiket-inligting maar dat hulle die meeste daarvan nie korrek kan interpreteer nie. Die respondente het sekere aspekte van etiketinligting as belangrik beskou. Die datum, prys per item, handelsnaam, produkmassa, volume- en voedingsinligting is as baie belangrike aspekte uitgewys terwyl die land van oorsprong as die mees onbelangrike aspek uitgewys is. Tydskrifte, televisie, dokters, boeke en pamflette en ouers of ander familie is deur die respondent as die belangrikste bronne van voedseletiketeringsinligting uitgewys. Die internet en die radio is die bronne wat hulle die minste gebruik. Die internet, gesondheidsklub en gymnasium as inligtingsbronne was die enigste bronne van inligting waarvoor daar 'n betekenisvolle verskil tussen mans en dames respondente was wat dit die belangrikheid van die bron betref. Die resultate het ook getoon dat die meeste produkte wel aan die nuwe Suid Afrikaanse Voedsel Etiketeringsregulasies voldoen met net enkele uitsonderings. Hierdie resultate impliseer dat die steekproef studente as verbruikers nie die voedseletiketeringsinligting korrek interpreteer nie en dit gevolglik nie positief kan gebruik nie. Dit word aanbeveel dat opvoedkundige inligtingsmateriaal saamgestel en beskikbaar gemaak word aan verbruikers om verbruikers in staat te stelom inligting korrek te interpreteer. Toekomstige navorsing kan daarop gerig word om sodanige inligtingsmateriaal te ontwikkel.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectConsumer educationen_ZA
dc.subjectConsumer rightsen_ZA
dc.subjectConsumer protectionen_ZA
dc.subjectFood labelingen_ZA
dc.subjectFood labeling regulationsen_ZA
dc.subjectFood label symbols/logosen_ZA
dc.subjectHealthy eatingen_ZA
dc.subjectLabel informationen_ZA
dc.subjectPackaged fooden_ZA
dc.subjectStudent consumersen_ZA
dc.subjectYoung adult consumersen_ZA
dc.subjectFood -- Labeling -- Law and legislationen_ZA
dc.subjectConsumer behaviouren_ZA
dc.subjectProduct managementen_ZA
dc.subjectDissertation (M.Sc. (Consumer Science))--University of the Free State, 2012en_ZA
dc.titleThe evaluation of food labels and students' interpretation and use of food labelsen_ZA
dc.typeDissertationen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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