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Record number 562348
Title " I should remember I don't want to become fat" : Adolescents' views on self-regulatory strategies for healthy eating
Author(s) Stok, F.M.; Vet, Emely de; Ridder, Denise T.D. de; Wit, John B.F. de
Source Journal of Youth and Adolescence 35 (2012)1. - ISSN 0140-1971 - p. 67 - 75.
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) Adolescents - Eating behavior - Obesity epidemic - Self-regulation - Self-regulatory strategies

Few studies have investigated the strategies adolescents identify to self-regulate eating behavior. Aiming to address this gap in the literature, the current article describes a bottom-up investigation of strategies adolescents identify for the successful self-regulation of eating behavior. Sixty-two adolescents generated statements about self-regulation strategies for eating and rated the utility of each statement. From an initial pool of 357 statements, thirteen overarching self-regulatory strategies were distilled (e.g. preparation; stimulus control). Significant differences were found between the strategies with regard to perceived utility. Findings indicate that, in apparent contradiction to growing obesity rates, adolescents have knowledge of various self-regulatory strategies. Possible explanations for this contradiction are discussed.

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