ERIC Number: EJ894553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Predicting Developmental Change in Healthy Eating and Regular Exercise among Adolescents in China and the United States: The Role of Psychosocial and Behavioral Protection and Risk
Jessor, Richard; Turbin, Mark S.; Costa, Frances M.
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v20 n3 p707-725 Sep 2010
This article reports a cross-national study of developmental change in health-enhancing behavior--healthy eating and regular exercise--among adolescents in China and the United States. The application of a conceptual framework comprising psychosocial and behavioral protective and risk factors--both proximal and distal and at both the individual and social contextual level--is shown to provide a substantial account of variation in change in those behaviors over a 2-year interval. The explanatory account has generality across gender, the 3 grade cohorts, and most importantly, across the 2 markedly diverse societies.
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Risk, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Behavior Change, Gender Differences, Instructional Program Divisions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: China; United States