Winsor, Helen Bruce
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Human and Family Resources
Teenagers--Nutrition; Families--Psychological aspects; Food habits
Social and economic changes in our society are influencing family life within the home. The major purpose of this study was to determine the impact of various family variables, namely: family structure, parental employment and influence on the eating behaviors of adolescents. A sample of 391 6th-, 8th-, 10th- and 12th-grade students completed a survey on their eating behaviors. Frequency of response on items indicated that the number of parents, siblings and other adults living in the household, parents' level of employment and parental influence do impact upon the adolescents' eating behaviors. Understanding the influence that families have on adolescents' eating behaviors is helpful to educators in making recommendations to upgrade the quality of eating behaviors of adolescents.
Richardson, Carol A., "The impact of various family variables on adolescents' eating behaviors" (1989). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 5880.
vii, 78 pages
Northern Illinois University
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