Comparing the utility of the theory of planned behavior between boys and girls for predicting snack food consumption: Implications for practice
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Describe the application of the theory of planned behavior to predict snack food consumption among children. Identify ways of measuring snack food consumption and its antecedents in children. Explain how the theory of planned behavior can be utilized in planning health promotion programs for children Explain how the theory of planned behavior can be operationalized differently among boys and girls.
Keyword(s): Theory, Children's Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have conducted a number of studies that operationalize behavioral theories, and predict there utility across different samples. Among my research interests has been the application of theory to obesogenic behaviors among children and adolescents.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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