5J Social Facilitation of Eating: Does Together Mean More?

Literature on social facilitation shows that eating together leads to increased food consumption. Our meta-analysis finds significant positive correlation between number of people at the table and amount of food consumed, moderated by age and BMI. We also, however, find that when meal occasion is included, the effect disappears.


Chris Dubelaar, Prakash Satyavageeswaran, Natalina Zlatevska, Alex Belli, Ali Tamaddoni Jahromi, and Thomas Gaarenstroom (2019) ,"5J Social Facilitation of Eating: Does Together Mean More?", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 47, eds. Rajesh Bagchi, Lauren Block, and Leonard Lee, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 966-966.


Chris Dubelaar, Deakin University, Australia
Prakash Satyavageeswaran, Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, Inda
Natalina Zlatevska, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Alex Belli, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Ali Tamaddoni Jahromi, Deakin University, Australia
Thomas Gaarenstroom, Deakin University, Australia


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 47 | 2019

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