Establishing a behavioral model for achieving good food safety behaviors by foodservice employees in Taiwan

  • Wen-Hwa KoEmail author
  • Shao-Hua Ni
Research Article


This study explores food safety and sanitation-related competence, self-efficacy, overall behavioral motives, behavioral intentions, behaviors, and the effects of the organizational environment on foodservice employees. Significant positive correlations are found between food safety and sanitation-related competence, self-efficacy, overall behavioral motive, behavioral intention, and food safety-related behavior. A structural equation modeling analysis of those paramters indicated that competence positively affects self-efficacy and overall behavioral motive. The affect on the behavior applied for both self-efficacy and overall behavioral motive and positively influenced behavioral intention and behavior. Thus, the model we obtained a goodness of fit. Improving the organization environment can increase the influence of self-efficacy and behavioral intention on behavior.


Food safety Sanitation Behavior model Foodservice employees 



Funding was provided by MOST, Taiwan (Grant No. MOST 105 - 2511 - S - 030 - 001 - MY2).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional ManagementFu-Jen UniversityNew Taipei CityTaiwan

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