Behavioural aspect of attitude of adolescents completing secondary schools towards genetic modification of organisms (GMO) and genetically modified food (GMF)

Journal Title: Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu - Year 2015, Vol 21, Issue 1


[b]Introduction[/b]. An attitude consists of specific behaviour conditioned, on the one hand, by knowledge concerning the phenomenon, on the other hand, by individual emotional relationship. Objective. The study presents only the behavioural aspect of attitudes of adolescents towards genetic modification of organisms and genetically modified food. The remaining aspects of this attitude – knowledge and emotions, are discussed in other publications [1, 2]. [b]Materials and methods[/b]. The study was conducted on a sample of 500 students completing secondary schools in the Lublin Region. The research instrument was a questionnaire. The collected material was subjected to statistical analysis using SPSS. The relationships were investigated using chi-square test; the level of significance was set at p < 0.05. [b]Results.[/b] The respondents were against the cultivation of GM crops / breeding of GM livestock on their own farms. In the case of animal breeding, the respondents were against feeding livestock with feed derived from GM plants. According to the respondents, there are no reliable results of research concerning health effects of consuming GMF. They do not trust the food produced on the basis of GMO. The respondents pay increasingly more attention to healthy nutrition. As food consumers, they are willing to pay more for food products free from GM. [b]Conclusions[/b]. Analysis of the research material showed that adolescents have a relatively sceptical attitude towards genetic modifications and genetically modified foods.

Authors and Affiliations

Anna Jurkiewicz


Related Articles

Wpływ wybranych czynników na wybór kierunku studiów i plany zawodowe studentów ratownictwa medycznego

[b]Wstęp[/b]. Do czynników decydujących o wyborze kierunku studiów przez młodych ludzi zalicza się: zainteresowania, osobiste predyspozycje i możliwości. Istotne znaczenie ma również wpływ najbliższych, massmediów oraz p...

Problems of medical staff communication with deaf and deaf-mute patients

Communication with a patient is of fundamental importance for the medical professional. The quality of communication to a great extent depends on an adequate diagnosis and implementation of an effective treatment. Adequa...

Assessment of knowledge of nurses in surgical departments on hospital infections spread by the contact route

Background. Hospital infections are one of the major problems of contemporary medicine. They constitute a threat not only to patients, but also to health care professionals. About 20–40% of all hospital infections are cr...

Life satisfaction among patients with spinal cord injury during the first period of acquiring disability – functions of received and expected support

Introduction: Experiencing a satisfactory level of the quality of life by patients with spinal cord injury is regarded as a desirable effect of both rehabilitation activities and the individual’s involvement in the recog...

Infertility – a disease or not according to the WHO definition

Introduction: Infertility in marriage is a widespread, and not only medical, but also a social problem.Objective: The purpose of study was verification of whether or not, according to the definition by the WHO, infertili...

Download PDF file
  • EP ID EP58454
  • DOI -
  • Views 103
  • Downloads 0

How To Cite

Anna Jurkiewicz (2015). Behavioural aspect of attitude of adolescents completing secondary schools towards genetic modification of organisms (GMO) and genetically modified food (GMF). Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu, 21(1), 88-94.