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Agricultural Journal
Year: 2012  |  Volume: 7  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 160 - 164

Attitudes of Women Headed of Households to Deal With the Packaging of Ready-to-Eat Food in Jordan

Ayman Suliman Mazahreh    

Abstract: The study investigates and reveals the attitudes of women headed households concerning the packaging of ready-to-eat foods in Jordan. To achieve the objective of the study, 204 women headed of households were selected to be the sample of this study selected from Amman and Jerash governorates (101 and 103, respectively). The attitudes of the sample were measured via 34 items attitudes scale which was prepared by the researcher. The average performance of the covered members of the study was 128.28 and 128.87 for Amman and Jerash governorates, respectively. The overall attitudes towards higher packaging of ready-to-eat foods as the average of all educational levels (128.58) and the value is high. A t-test was also carried out to measure the study variables age, years of study, income level, years of marriage, number of family members, residential area and employment status of women headed households. A variance analysis of average performance was made on the same variables and results of differences in average performance indicate that there is no differences in attitudes depending on the residential area, the status of the study and also it was not depending on the different age groups of women sample or educational level or according to the median income. While the results of variance indicated that there is a significant differences were among women according to number of years of marriage and those differences were for the benefit of a class (6-10) years on the category (1-5) years at the level of significance (0.042) and for the benefit of category (11-15) years son the category (1-5) at the level of significance (0.004) and those differences for the benefit of families with the number of individuals (6-10) on the number (11-15) at the level of significance (0.022).

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