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Development and validation of the Motivations to Eat Meat Inventory

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Development and validation of the Motivations to Eat Meat Inventory. / Hopwood, Christopher; Piazza, Jared; Chen, Sophia ; Bleidorn, Wiebke.

In: Appetite, Vol. 163, 105210, 01.08.2021.

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Hopwood, Christopher ; Piazza, Jared ; Chen, Sophia ; Bleidorn, Wiebke. / Development and validation of the Motivations to Eat Meat Inventory. In: Appetite. 2021 ; Vol. 163.

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abstract = "Previous research suggests that there are four primary motives to eat meat: that it is natural, normal, necessary, or nice. However, these motives have not yet been distinguished empirically; the lack of a measurement tool that can distinguish these motives has contributed to a literature that focuses primarily on meat-eating motivation or justification in general, as opposed to differences between these motives. We developed a 19-item measure, the Motivations to Eat Meat Inventory (MEMI), that fit a four-factor model in three samples (total N = 2175), including one with a large number of vegetarians. Using this instrument, we generated psychological profiles associated with each motive, and showed that the structure and correlates of meat-eating motives is highly similar for omnivores and vegetarians. This research provides a valuable tool for studying variation in psychological motives for eating meat among both meat-eaters and vegetarians and provides an initial framework for understanding the underpinnings of these different motivations.",
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