Publication Date

1989

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Winsor, Helen Bruce

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Human and Family Resources

LCSH

Teenagers--Nutrition||Families--Psychological aspects||Food habits

Abstract

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.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-51)

Extent

vii, 78 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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