The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between an individual's perceptions of the attributes of food storage and his adoption of food storage practices. Food storage is defined as the practice of preserving and storing basic food commodities as a reserve supply. This practice is encouraged as a preparatory measure to provide security for families in the midst of emergencies, whether physical, economic, or social in nature. It becomes especially appropriate in developing areas where physical disasters (such as earthquakes and floods) coupled with social and economic instability, individually and on a national scale, pose constant threats to family security. This study was conducted in one such country, Guatemala.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Family Life
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Roberts, Connie Jean, "Perceived Attributes Related to Adoption of Food Storage" (1977). Theses and Dissertations. 5079.