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THE JOURNAL OF SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY MEDICINE - Volume 7 Issue 4, October - December 2020

Pages: 34-44
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PSYCHOLOGICAL CONCERNS OF NOURISHMENT WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON TRANSGENERATIONAL TRAUMA

Author: Tibor Kökény, Borbála Zala, Ákos Széles, Márton Horváth, Eniko Tóth, László Tóth

Category: Medical

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: This paper presents a special segment of Hungarian nutritional habits in connection to psychological backgrounds. We aim to describe the characteristics of the types of nourishment among subjects and group them into distinctive categories. According to the basic concept that was used to create the inquiry, the changes of different types of nourishment are led by different motives. Our concept is also that there is a connection between the inheritance of transgenerational traumas of the family and the choices in the nutrition of those family members wishing to have a change from pathologic functions after the trauma.

METHODS: The data was collected from a questionnaire containing 49 items within 5 main themes. To sort the relevant parameter, the Information Values were taken into consideration using SAS Enterprise Miner software. We examined the distribution of the strong variables in each group (Vegetarians - Essentially-Vegetarians - Non-Vegetarians) and tested it by Spearman's correlation on the ordinal variables and by chi-square or exact chi-square tests on the nominal variables.

RESULTS: The results suggested creating 3 groups containing 95% of the participants – vegetarians, essentially-vegetarians, and not vegetarians. There were 5% of the participants who were not interested in nutrition and health. There are 3 types of origins or motivations of nutritional health focus, ethical consideration, and social influences.

CONCLUSIONS: According to the results, the main aspects of nutrition are not only limited to health but can also be a solution to life-style changes alongside family traditions and contribute to the management of transgenerational issues.

Keywords: healthy nourishment, vegetarianism, nutrition, society, transgenerational trauma

DOI: 10.51546/JSUM.2020.7404

DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.51546/JSUM.2020.7404

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