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2022 ◽  
Vol 32 ◽  
pp. 100606
Julia Liguori ◽  
Ursula Trübswasser ◽  
Rebecca Pradeilles ◽  
Agnès Le Port ◽  
Edwige Landais ◽  

Maximilian Andreas Storz ◽  
Alexander Müller ◽  
Mauro Lombardo

An increasing number of individuals adopt plant-based diets for their potential health benefits. Understanding vegetarians’ dietary behavior in the context of their socioeconomic background is essential for pro-vegetarian messaging and to influence public beliefs about plant food consumption. Thus, this study sought to investigate diet and consumer behaviors in U.S. vegetarians. This is a cross-sectional, population-based study with data from the Nutrition and Health Examination Surveys (2007–2010). Selected items from three modules (diet and nutrition behavior, consumer behavior, and food security) were compared between vegetarians (n = 352) and the general population (n = 14,328). U.S. vegetarians consumed significantly fewer calories and less cholesterol but more fiber than their omnivorous counterparts. Moreover, vegetarians had significantly fewer soft drinks and salty snacks available at home. We also observed significant intergroup differences with regard to the availability of fruit and dark green vegetables. Vegetarians spent less money on eating out and indicated a lower number of not-home-prepared meals and ready-to-eat foods. We found no differences regarding money spent at supermarkets or grocery stores. Our study contributes to a better understanding of dietary and consumer behaviors in vegetarians. We shed a new light on the economic feasibility of vegetarian diets, highlighting that these diets are not necessarily more expensive than an omnivorous diet.

2021 ◽  
Vol 39 (11) ◽  
Sameer Siham Dawood

The Iraqi families ’behaviors in consuming imported goods have affected the treatment or reduction of the severe imbalance between the trade balance deficit and the government budget deficit. furthermore, these consumer behaviors have become an obstacle to the effectiveness of macroeconomic policies (monetary, financial, and commercial) in treating the problem of depletion of foreign reserves and the ineffectiveness of the interest rate and exchange activating bank credit and the prevailing of current spending over investment. Thus decreasing the tax base and the inflexibility of government revenue sources and commodity dumping, and the continuing impact of these economic imbalances (which were created by the accumulation of ineffective economic policies and programs) has led to the inefficiency of treatment and targeted and measures to find solutions to these imbalances and then Activating the local economy. That requires understanding household behaviors in consuming imported goods and identifying the factors affecting these consumer behaviors, which required a survey of (1000) families that included several realistic and hypothetical indicators to determine the general trend and understand these behaviors and then come out with conclusions that contribute to treating the imbalances Economical at its root.

Min-Sook Park ◽  
Jong-Kuk Shin ◽  
MinKyung Moon ◽  
Seung – Hyun Lee

2021 ◽  
Vol 12 ◽  
Hu Yue-Qian ◽  
Xie Piao ◽  
Wang Ying ◽  
Huang Zhi-Xin ◽  
Wu Yi-Ting ◽  

Based on the scarcity theory, this study focuses on exploring the relationship between the severity of public health emergencies (i.e., COVID-19) and individual irrational consumer behaviors through the serial mediating variables of perceived scarcity (PS) and negative mentality (NM). An online questionnaire was used to collect data from participants in China and we obtained 466 effective (115 male and 351 female) questionnaires in total. The findings showed that the relationship between each pair of factors – perceived pandemic severity, PS, NM, and irrational consumption behaviors – was significantly positive. Although the perception of the severity of this public health emergency did not directly predict irrational consumer behavior, the effect was mediated by PS and NM independently and serially. These findings reveal that people who strongly perceive scarcity and are prone to negative attitudes are more likely to demonstrate irrational consumer behaviors (such as rushing to buy and hoard living supplies) once the public perceives a public health emergency as severe. This effect occurs because the PS that results from the epidemic affects people’s cognition, emotion, and behavior.

2021 ◽  
Vol ahead-of-print (ahead-of-print) ◽  
Petru Dorin Micu ◽  
Christy Ashley

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether consumers experience territory infringements during interactions with other consumers on firm-managed social media pages and, if so, how consumers respond. In offline contexts, feelings of territoriality affect consumers’ responses to other people in ways that are detrimental to the firm. Less is known about the effects of territoriality in response to consumer-to-consumer interactions on social media. Firms need to understand the implications of these interactions as they encourage consumer engagement on firm-owned social media pages. Design/methodology/approach The current research examines whether territorial consumer behaviors occur in response to co-consumers on social media pages for a brand (Study 1) and a product (Study 2) using experimental studies. Findings The studies provide evidence that a perceived territory infringement by a co-consumer can provoke retaliation toward the co-consumer and reduce engagement on the firm-owned social media page. Psychological ownership toward the product or brand amplifies these effects. Research limitations/implications The findings were robust in the experimental scenarios that featured a brand and a product. However, future research should validate the results in a field study and include other brands and products. Practical implications The findings highlight conditions under which consumer-to-consumer interactions can decrease social media engagement on firm-owned social media pages. Originality/value The manuscript is the first to examine how territoriality and psychological ownership relate to negative consumer responses following consumer-to-consumer interactions on social media.

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