Just the “Typical College Diet”: How College Students Use Life Stages to Account for Unhealthy Eating

@inproceedings{Harris2017JustT,
  title={Just the “Typical College Diet”: How College Students Use Life Stages to Account for Unhealthy Eating},
  author={Deborah Appel Harris},
  year={2017}
}
  • Deborah Appel Harris
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology
  • I performed a qualitative content analysis of 136 college students' food diary reflection papers to examine the accounts used when explaining dietary failures. In addition to common justifications (denials of injury, appeals to higher loyalties, and condemning the condemners) and excuses (denials of responsibility and postponement), diarists referred to their status as a college student and the “typical college student lifestyle” as the major reason for eating an unhealthy diet. Exploring how… CONTINUE READING

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