Schnettler, Berta3; Miranda, Horacio3; Sepúlveda, José4; Denegri, Marianela4; Mora, Marcos5; Lobos, Germán6; Grunert, Klaus G7
1 Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 Department of Management - MAPP - Centre for Research on Value Creation in the Food Sector, Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 Department of Agricultural and Livestock Production, Universidad de La Frontera4 Department of Psychology, Universidad de La Frontera5 Department of Agrarian Economy, Universidad de Chile6 School of Commercial Engineering, Universidad de Talca7 Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
Application in southern Chile
Objective: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Satisfaction with Food-related Life (SWFL) scale and its relation to the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) in southern Chile. Methods: A survey was applied to a sample of 316 persons in the principal cities of southern Chile distributed with proportional attachment per city. Results: The results of the confirmatory factor analysis showed an adequate level of internal consistency and a good fit (root mean square error of approximation ¼ 0.071, goodness-of-fit index ¼ 0.95, adjusted goodness-of-fit index ¼ 0.92) to the SWFL data (1-dimensional). The evaluation of a causal covariance structure analysis model composed of the SWFL as antecedent construct and the SWLS as consequent construct indicates a medium level of relation between the 2 constructs. Conclusions and Implications: A medium level of relation between the SWFL and SWLS was found. In future studies, the SWFL may serve as a useful dependent variable in the analysis of objective indicators that may predict this variable.
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2013, Vol 45, Issue 5, p. 443-449
Satisfaction with food-related life; factor analysis; food; well-being; MAPP