IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/ags/eaae08/44012.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Determinants of Choice Regarding Food with Nutrition and Health Claims

Author

Listed:
  • Aschemann, J.
  • Hamm, Ulrich

Abstract

Health is an increasingly important topic in the food market. The regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims is meant to facilitate healthy food choices of consumers. However, research studies about claim perception and choice behaviour are scarce in Europe up to this point, especially those focusing on revealed preferences or a close-to-realistic study design. This contribution reports findings of realistically designed choice-tests accompanied by video-observation and followed by a face-to-face questionnaire. Logistic regression analysis was applied in order to determine the influencing factors on purchase behaviour of food products with claims. Perception of relative healthiness of the product with a claim, credibility of the claim and extent of information acquisition were found to influence choice positively, while claim format and product category were of no importance.

Suggested Citation

  • Aschemann, J. & Hamm, Ulrich, 2008. "Determinants of Choice Regarding Food with Nutrition and Health Claims," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 44012, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae08:44012
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://purl.umn.edu/44012
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Jayson L. Lusk & Ted C. Schroeder, 2004. "Are Choice Experiments Incentive Compatible? A Test with Quality Differentiated Beef Steaks," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 86(2), pages 467-482.
    2. A. Jolibert & P. Jourdan, 2005. "Marketing Research," Post-Print halshs-00095262, HAL.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Consumer behaviour; health claims; choice tests; Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety;

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:eaae08:44012. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/eaaeeea.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.