Using action tendency emotions as persuasive tools for mothers to encourage a healthy diet for their preadolescent daughters in a theory of planned behavior framework. Lauren M. Hamel

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Using action tendency emotions as persuasive tools for mothers to encourage a healthy diet for their preadolescent daughters in a theory of planned behavior framework.  by  Lauren M. Hamel

Using action tendency emotions as persuasive tools for mothers to encourage a healthy diet for their preadolescent daughters in a theory of planned behavior framework. by Lauren M. Hamel
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The childhood obesity and overweight problem in the United States has reached an all time high. About one in every five American children is overweight. Overweight children are more likely to be overweight adults and are more likely to incur aMoreThe childhood obesity and overweight problem in the United States has reached an all time high. About one in every five American children is overweight. Overweight children are more likely to be overweight adults and are more likely to incur a variety of very serious weight related conditions later in life such as certain cancers, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular problems.

Moreover, overweight girls are more likely to incur breast cancer as adults than are normal weight girls. Prior research has shown that the diet of preadolescent girls is highly influenced by their mothers. The current research effort targeted mothers (N = 132 in the first stage and N = 32 in the second stage) with preadolescent daughters aged 6 to 11 in an effort to persuade them to encourage a healthy diet for their daughters. The theory of planned behavior was utilized as a framework and the action tendency emotions of anger, sadness, and guilt were explored through an experimental design to determine what sources are likely to elicit these emotions and whether these emotions are significant predictors of mothers intent and actual encouragement of a healthy diet in their preadolescent daughters.-Results indicate that the TPB components of attitude and perceived behavior control are the best predictors of mothers behavioral intent to encourage a healthy diet in their preadolescent daughters, and although none of the emotions were found to be significant predictors of intent or actual behavior, a negative emotional response mechanism was found to be the only predictor of actual encouraging behavior.

In addition, a magic cell was found in which a message of concern regarding the reduced likelihood of ones daughter becoming overweight/obese if a mother encourages her daughter to eat healthily from another mother was most likely to result in participant return to report encouraging behaviors. Unanticipated findings of a topic effect as well as future research and practical applications are discussed.



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