Social support for exercise and dietary habits among college students.

  title={Social support for exercise and dietary habits among college students.},
  author={Kenneth J. Gruber},
  volume={43 171},
An assessment inventory (the Friend/Peer Support-Health Eating Physical Activity Scale-FPS-HEPAS) was developed to measure social influence patterns of college student physical activity and food consumption habits. Principal components analysis of 50 items with two referent sets (friends and peers) produced two scales with common factors: encouragement to exercise, avoidance of high fat/salty foods, support for dieting and/or exercise to lose weight, and criticism about exercise behavior. The… CONTINUE READING
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