Korean J Community Nutr.  2005 Jun;10(3):331-340.

Comparison of Students' Satisfaction with Sanitary, Environment, and Service of College Food Service by Operating System

  • 1Department of Food and Nutrition, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nutrition & Foodservice Management, Paichai University, Daejeon, Korea.


The purpose of this study was to provide basic data to improve college food service satisfaction with sanitary, environment and service by comparing 2 contract-managed and 2 self-operated college food services in Daejeon and Chungnam area. According to the results, sanitation and environment satisfaction degrees of contract-managed college food services were higher than those of self-operated food services. The satisfaction degrees with service were also higher in contract-managed food services than self-operated food services except the category of quick food delivery. In all categories comprising the food service satisfaction, the satisfaction degrees were lower in female students than in male students. There were more negative self-perceived clinical symptoms in female students than male students. The higher the negative self-perceived clinical symptoms scores were, the lower the satisfaction degrees with food service were, which suggests that the health state of students was one of the factors that influenced college food service satisfaction. There was no difference between contract-managed and self-operated food services in terms of satisfaction with overall food taste and overall satisfaction degree. The average satisfaction degree for the contract-managed food services in terms of price relative to food quality was lower than that for self-operated food services. According to stepwise multiple regression analysis, 'overall food taste', 'price relative to quality', 'kindness of employees', 'coping with proposed opinions' and 'quickness of food delivery' in decreasing order, were the most relatively important attributes for overall satisfaction. There should be further studies on important management factors to improve satisfaction with sanitary, environment and service by self-operated college food service.


college food service; satisfaction degree; contract-managed and self-operated food service; negative self-perceived clinical symptoms

MeSH Terms

Food Quality
Food Services*
Regression Analysis
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