J Korean Diet Assoc.  2005 Nov;11(4):405-417.

Comparison of Students' Satisfaction with Middle School Foodservice by Region in Gangwon Province

  • 1Department of Food Science, Kangnung National University, Korea. jmr@kangnung.ac.kr


The purpose of this study was to evaluate students' satisfaction with foodservice of middle school by region in Gangwon province. Students' satisfaction concerning foodservice quality characteristics was surveyed by using importance performance analysis(IPA) technique in middle school foodsevice operations. Middle school students from four cities(Gangnung, Sokcho, Wonju, Chuncheon) were surveyed by self-developed questionnaire. Total of 1,025 questionnaires(female 521 and male 504 respectively) were analyzed using SAS program. The results of this study are summarized as follows: 1.The performance level of foodservice quality attributes was significantly different according to region. 2.The attribute of the highest performance level was taste of food. The attributes of the lower performance level were waiting time of meal service and treatment about complaints. The attributes of the higher importance level were hygiene of food and dining room and hygiene of spoon and cup and drinking water table. 3.Satisfied quality attributes identified were taste of food and variety of menu. Dissatisfied quality attribute identified was treatment about complaints. 4.The satisfaction of middle school lunch service was lower than their elementary school period. 5.The satisfied quality attributes of middle school foodservice were portion size, facility of dining room, hygiene of food, variety of menu compared with their elementary school period.


Satisfaction; Importance; Performance; Middle school lunch service; Foodservice quality attributes
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