Qualitative and quantitative research on a relationship between food security and well-being among students in Almaty city


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  • Sh. Nurgazy Narxoz University
  • A. Maidyrova L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University
  • G. Andabayeva Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32523/2789-4320-2024-2-74-90

Keywords:

food security, well-being, collectivism, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis

Abstract

Purpose. The main aim of this paper to examine how well-being and food insecurity may affect by collectivism among university students in Almaty.

Participants. 35 college students were selected for qualitative in-depth interview. 244 undergraduate, graduate and PhD students from 5 universities participated in this study to check significant, validity and reliability in spring semester of 2023 for quantitative analysis.

Methods. Author used mixed method. Firstly, qualitative in-depth interview with based on the literature questions were taken. Then, the USDA 6-item food security module survey was used to measure food insecurity. The World Health Organization Five Factor Well-Being Index used to measure well-being of the students. To measure collectivism Communal Orientation Scale (COS) with 14-items were used.

Results. It was found that well-being positively effect on food security and their significance is high. While, collectivism negatively impact on their relation with high significance.

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Author Biographies

Sh. Nurgazy, Narxoz University

PhD candidate, Narxoz University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

A. Maidyrova , L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University

Doctor of  Economics, Professor, Head of the Department of Economics and Entrepreneurship, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan.

G. Andabayeva , Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

 

Сandidate  of  Economic  Sciences,  Associate  Professor, Department  of  Economics,  Al-Farabi  Kazakh  National  University,  Almaty,  Kazakhstan.

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Published

2024-06-27

How to Cite

Nurgazy, S., Maidyrova , A., & Andabayeva , G. (2024). Qualitative and quantitative research on a relationship between food security and well-being among students in Almaty city. ECONOMIC Series of the Bulletin of the L N Gumilyov ENU, (2), 74–90. https://doi.org/10.32523/2789-4320-2024-2-74-90

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