The role of adolescent diet behavior is determinant in the process of positive biopsychosocial development as well as in forming the adult healthy lifestyle. The main goal of the present study has been to investigate the personal, familial and transpersonal factors in relation to diet control. Data were collected among 1977 Transylvanian adolescents (aged between 15-19 years) by using self-administered questionnaires. Our results justify gender and age characteristics in diet control. In dietary consciousness, besides the cognitive-controlling variables, familial and transpersonal factors also play a role. On the contrary to international research results, the influencing role of self-efficacy has not been supported in relation to diet control in this sample. On the other hand, parenting practices and perceived parental social support has been detected. In addition, the role of transpersonal factors has also been supported, although only in a gender and age specific way. Personal well-being indicators are also related to dietary behavior which supports that diet control is an important element of youth's quality of life.
|Translated title of the contribution||The role of personal, familial and transpersonal factors in dietary control among adolescents|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Mentalhigiene es Pszichoszomatika|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health