Food Use in Households in Three WorkShift Categories Academic Article uri icon


  • This study was designed to determine the effect of work shift on the money value, quantity in pounds, and nutritive value of convenience and nonconven ience foods used at home as well as to describe selected foodrelated practices of households classified by shift status (day, afternoon, or night). Data from 1,325 housekeeping households for whom shift status could be determined from the spring quarter of the 197778 USDA Nationwide Food Consumption Survey were analyzed. The statistical procedures used included Chisquare and analysis of variance. No significant differences among households classified by shift were found for the family food practices studied, the total amount of money spent for food at home per household member per day, the total pounds of food used per household member per day, or the nutritive value of that food on a house hold nutrition unit basis. The findings suggest that the time of day when one or more of the adults in a household is employed does not affect household food purchasing and food preparation practices, nor the amount of money spent on convenience and nonconvenience foods at home, the pounds of food used, or the nutritive value of those foods per household member per day. 1985 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

published proceedings

  • Home Economics Research Journal

author list (cited authors)

  • Pearson, J. M., Capps, O., & Axelson, J.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Pearson, Joanne M||Capps, Oral||Axelson, Julein

publication date

  • January 1, 1985 11:11 AM