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Title: Interpersonal and self-regulation determinants of healthy and unhealthy eating behavior in adolescents
Authors: Kalavana, Theano 
Maes, Stan 
De Gucht, Veronique 
Keywords: Family climate
Healthy eating behavior
Peer influence
Self-regulation cognitions
Unhealthy eating behavior
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2010
Publisher: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
Source: Journal of health psychology, 2010, Volume 15 Issue 1 Pages 44-52
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of interpersonal and personal factors on (un)healthy eating in adolescents. The study sample consisted of 473 adolescents. Regression analyses were conducted to examine the effect of family climate, peer influence and self-regulation cognitions (goal commitment, efficacy and ownership) on healthy and unhealthy eating. Self-regulation cognitions are positively related to healthy eating and negatively to unhealthy eating. We conclude that different aspects of family climate and peer influence are significantly related to both healthy and unhealthy eating. Interventions should be directed at self-regulation cognitions as well as at family and peer influence.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/9973
ISSN: 1359-1053
Rights: © 2010 SAGE Publications Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC.
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