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ERIC Number: EJ1172896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Factors Influencing Dietary Fat Intake among Black Emerging Adults
Horton, Shalonda E. B.; Timmerman, Gayle M.; Brown, Adama
Journal of American College Health, v66 n3 p155-164 2018
Objective: To determine what factors influenced dietary fat intake (DFI) among black emerging adults. Participants: Sample included 251 black emerging adults, ages 18-25 years, living in the US. Methods: This was a nonexperimental cross-sectional study based on self-report data. Results: The sample had high DFI. Factors related to DFI were gender (r[subscript pb] = -0.22, p < 0.001), perceived barriers for healthy eating (r = .32, p < 0.001), and perceived self-efficacy (r = -0.33, p < .001). These variables were also significant predictors for DFI. Gender was significantly related to DFI (b = -5.894, p = 0.000). Religious commitment moderated the effect of stress on DFI. Conclusions: Gender, perceived barriers for healthy eating, and perceived self-efficacy were significant predictors for DFI. Religious commitment influenced the relationship of perceived stress and DFI. These findings may lead to interventions designed to reduce DFI and cardiovascular risks among black emerging adults.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas (Austin)
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