Investigating the Effect of Cultural Capital on Food Choice among the Youth of Tehran

Document Type : Original Article

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PhD in Sociology, Department of Economic Sociology and Development, Babol Branch, Islamic Azad Universiy, Babol, Iran

10.22034/ssyj.2021.680377

Abstract

From the beginning of the formation of modern and codified social sciences as the basis of sociological studies, the subject ‌ choice of food type may not have been as it should be and perhaps the attention of sociological thinkers and researchers. Sociologists have not paid much attention to this issue as an independent and scientific branch in this science to explain social structures. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between cultural capital and food type selection. In this study, ‌ survey method and questionnaire tool were used as data collection technique. The sample size was selected based on Cochran's formula of 385 young people in Tehran. Findings indicate that in terms of choosing food patterns, 66.4% of Tehran citizens have a traditional diet and only 5.7% of respondents have a healthy diet. Based on the results of this study, it was found that there is a significant relationship between cultural capital and food pattern selection and the amount of cultural capital is effective in food pattern selection. Also, there is no significant difference between ethnicity and dietary pattern selection. According to the results, there is a significant relationship between the use of media and the choice of diet, and younger people and often single more than the married people use the Western diet. This research showed More educated people have a healthier eating pattern.

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