Examining the Food Consumption of Generations X and Y in Coronavirus Days

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Okat Ç., Özer S., Uçkan Çakır M.

Managing Tourism Across Continents Conference, İstanbul, Turkey, 1 - 03 April 2021, pp.233-245

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-245


In December 2019, China's Wuhan province in the whole world through the area under the influence of Covid-19 virus, due to be adopted in terms of public health emergencies, including the population of Turkey has imprisoned homes all around the world. Restrictive house arrest has led Turkish consumers to behave differently from their normal life according to their stress, discomfort, and emotional eating. This study, which aims to examine the age relationship of the eating habits of individuals in the X and Y generations who cannot leave their homes with the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, aims to determine the change in eating habits in terms of periodic demographic data. Within the scope of the study, 492 valid questionnaires were collected online between November 2020 and February 2021. As a result of the analysis of differences, it was examined whether the change in the eating habits of the individuals during the restriction differs according to their demographic characteristics. While the vast majority of the participants are from generation Y (63%), the individuals in the X generation constitute 37% of the sample. It was determined that 74% of the participants do not have to go to work. In this regard, it can say that directly affect restrictions from home the majority of individuals living in Turkey. As a result of the analysis of differences, it was concluded that among the food groups of the participants, meat products differed mostly in terms of gender, and there was no significant difference in the consumption of other food groups. When the differences by income level are examined, it is concluded that individuals with an income level below 2324 TL consume more fruits and vegetables.