An Examination of Fish Consumption Habits of Vocational School Students (The Model of Kahta Vocational School)
Keywords:Questionnaire, Fish consumption, Vocational School students, Kahta, Consumer preference
AbstractIn this study, it is aimed to reveal the place and importance of fish in nutrition by determining the fish consumption habits of Adiyaman University Kahta Vocational School students. The data were obtained from the questionnaire made with total 240 students in February 2020. The data were analyzed and interpreted by using rate and percentage methods as descriptive statistics. A total of 15 questions were asked to the students who participated in the research. In this study, it was determined that 70.42% of total students consume fish; the frequency of fish consumption was also determined as 34.34% once a month and 14.45% once a week. In the study, it was determined that the fish are preferred as the fried or grilled by students. In addition, it has been seen in the study that 84.05% of the students find that consuming fish is important for health, 36.54% of them do not have knowledge about the freshness criteria that should be considered while purchasing fish, 73.53% of them can easily reach fish and 94.41% of them do not consume water products other than fish. At the end of the study, it is concluded that the fish consumption rate and the frequency of consumption are not at the desired levels.
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