Factors influencing baby boomers’ intention to choose a dish featuring plant-based meat alternatives (PBMA) at a restaurant: Findings from an online panel study

Yeon Ho Shin, Jinyoung Im, Seung Eun Jung, Haemi Kim, Hhye Won Shin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The purpose of this study is to examine the psychosocial determinants of baby boomers’—born between 1946 and 1964— intention to choose a menu item featuring plant-based meat alternatives (PBMA) when dining out. The specific objectives are as follows: 1) to identify the baby boomer generation's health-related perceptions about PBMA, and 2) to examine the factors that influence baby boomers' intention to choose a dish featuring PBMA at a restaurant. A total of 174 responses obtained using the Qualtrics panel were analyzed with content analysis and partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM). The findings identified various underlying perceptions of baby boomers toward PBMA, such as perceived health outcomes, perceived availability, and willingness to purchase. Furthermore, subjective norm, cues to action, and self-identity were found to be significant predictors of the intention to choose a menu item featuring PBMA when dining out. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number107283
StatePublished - May 1 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Cite this