Can social cognitive theory constructs explain socio-economic variations in adolescent eating behaviours? A mediation analysis.

@article{Ball2009CanSC,
  title={Can social cognitive theory constructs explain socio-economic variations in adolescent eating behaviours? A mediation analysis.},
  author={Kylie Ball and Anne MacFarlane and David Livingstone Crawford and Gayle S Savige and N. P. Andrianopoulos and Anthony Worsley},
  journal={Health education research},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          496-506
        }
}
Adolescents of low socio-economic position (SEP) are less likely than those of higher SEP to consume diets in line with current dietary recommendations. The reasons for these SEP variations remain poorly understood. We investigated the mechanisms underlying socio-economic variations in adolescents' eating behaviours using a theoretically derived explanatory model. Data were obtained from a community-based sample of 2529 adolescents aged 12-15 years, from 37 secondary schools in Victoria… CONTINUE READING

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