ERIC Number: EJ825191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Intention for Healthy Eating among Southern Appalachian Teens
Wu, Tiejian; Snider, Jeromy Blake; Floyd, Michael R.; Florence, James E.; Stoots, James Michael; Makamey, Michael I.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v33 n2 p115-124 Mar-Apr 2009
Objective: To describe the intention for healthy eating and its correlates among southern Appalachian teens. Methods: Four hundred sixteen adolescents 14 to 16 years old were surveyed with self-administered questionnaires. Results: About 30% of the adolescents surveyed had definite intentions to eat healthfully during the next 2 weeks. The scales for perceived behavior control, attitude, perceived eating habits of significant others, and social support were shown to be fairly reliable (Cronbach's alpha = 0.60 to 0.88). Perceived behavior control and attitude were positively associated with the intention for healthy eating. Conclusions: Better behavior control and more positive attitude may lead to a stronger intention for healthy eating.
Descriptors: Intention, Adolescents, Eating Habits, Health Behavior, Questionnaires, Attitude Measures, Social Influences, Social Support Groups, Self Control, Correlation
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