Social-cognitive predictors of fruit and vegetable intake in children.

@article{Resnicow1997SocialcognitivePO,
  title={Social-cognitive predictors of fruit and vegetable intake in children.},
  author={Kenneth Resnicow and Marsha Davis-Hearn and Michelle Smith and Tom Baranowski and Lillian S. Lin and Janice Baranowski and Colleen Doyle and Dongqing Terry Wang},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={1997},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={
          272-6
        }
}
Social-cognitive theory (SCT) was used to explain the fruit and vegetable intake of 1,398 3rd graders. SCT variables assessed included self-efficacy, outcome expectations, preferences, social norms, asking skills, and knowledge. Fruit and vegetable intake was assessed with 7-day records. Bivariate correlations with fruit and vegetable intake ranged from .17 for asking skills to .29 for fruit and vegetable preferences. In analyses controlling for school-level clustering, only preferences and… CONTINUE READING

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