Motivators of and Barriers to Eating Healthy Foods and Snacks among Adolescents

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Title:
Motivators of and Barriers to Eating Healthy Foods and Snacks among Adolescents
Physical Description:
1 online resource (32 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Wippold, Guillermo M
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( M.S.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Psychology
Committee Chair:
TUCKER,CAROLYN M
Committee Co-Chair:
GRABER,JULIA A
Committee Members:
WHITEHEAD,NICOLE ENNIS

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
adolescent -- barriers -- disparity -- health -- motivators
Psychology -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Psychology thesis, M.S.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Obesity in the U.S. is now considered a growing epidemic. This health problem is also one of the health disparities of national concern. It is particularly alarming that obesity disparities exist among youth as well as among adults as indicated by the fact that adolescents from low-income and minority groups are disproportionately affected by obesity compared to their non-Hispanic white counterparts. Engaging in health promoting behaviors such as routinely eating healthy foods and snacks and engaging in physical activity are ways of preventing and reducing obesity and obesity disparities. The major purposes of the present study are (a) to identify the motivators of and barriers to eating healthy foods and snacks among culturally diverse adolescents, and (b) to determine if the strengths of endorsement of these motivators and barriers differ by race, gender, and age. In the present study, a series of factor analyses was used to identify the motivators of and barriers to eating healthy foods and snacks among the culturally diverse adolescent participants in the national study. Specifically, an adolescent motivator of eating healthy foods and snacks scale, adolescent barrier to eating healthy foods and snacks scale, and sub-scales for each of these two scales were identified. MANOVAs were used to determine if the mean scores for these scales and sub-scales differ by race, age, and gender. Results have implications for customizing adolescent health promotion interventions, including those to reduce and prevent obesity.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
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This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Guillermo M Wippold.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: TUCKER,CAROLYN M.
Local:
Co-adviser: GRABER,JULIA A.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2015-05-31

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Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046798:00001