Food Choices and COVID-19: A Study of Traditional Dietary Habits in Chandigarh, India

Society & Sustainability

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Title Food Choices and COVID-19: A Study of Traditional Dietary Habits in Chandigarh, India
Creator Das, Suraj
Mishra, Anindya Jayanta
Subject Food Choices, Socio-cultural norms, Gender, COVID-19, India
Description The study aims to understand the traditional dietary habits during the COVID-19 pandemic and to comprehend the role of societal norms associated with gender in the context of Chandigarh, India. The present paper reports the findings from a cross-section survey conducted in September-October 2020 in Chandigarh in India. In total, there were 70 participants for the primary survey. A five-point Likert scale was used for the primary survey on a scale anchored with Strongly Agree (5) to Strongly Disagree (1). We conducted a Chi-square test and Regression Analysis to test the hypothesis. The result proved that socio-cultural and gender norms are significant for food choice during pandemics. The study will benefit the policymakers while framing the policy dealing with pandemic considering the local socio-cultural perspective. The sample size was very small. Therefore, the outcomes of the study may not be generalized for the whole population of Chandigarh, India.
Publisher Research & Innovation Initiative
Date 2021-03-27
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source Society & Sustainability; Vol 3 No 1 (2021): Society & Sustainability; 18-25
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Society & Sustainability

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