ERIC Number: EJ592357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Dietary Behaviors among Fourth Graders: A Social Cognitive Theory Approach.
Corwin, Sara J.; Sargent, Roger G.; Rheaume, Carol E.; Saunders, Ruth P.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v23 n3 p182-97 May-Jun 1999
Examined the impact of behavioral, personal, and environmental factors on fourth graders' dietary practices, using a social cognitive theory framework. Survey results highlighted social cognitive variables that significantly influenced dietary behaviors: gender, race, socioeconomic status, fruit and vegetable availability at home, nutrition knowledge, self-efficacy for selecting low-fat foods, long-term belief in diet and health, and meal preparation involvement. (SM)
Descriptors: Black Students, Dietetics, Eating Habits, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Environmental Influences, Grade 4, Knowledge Level, Nutrition, Racial Differences, Self Efficacy, Sex Differences, Social Cognition, Social Theories, Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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