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How Self-Objectification Impacts Physical Activity Among Adolescent Girls in Costa Rica
Background: In Latin America, more than 80% of adolescent girls are physically inactive. Inactivity may be reinforced by female stereotypes and objectification in the Latin American sociocultural context. Methods: We ...
Parental feeding styles and adolescents’ healthy eating habits. Structure and correlates of a Costa Rican questionnaire
This study designed and validated a questionnaire aimed at examining parental feeding styles to encourage healthy eating habits among Costa Rican adolescents. Adolescents (n = 133; mean age 15.4 years), and their parents, ...
Gender-based eating norms, the family environment and food intake among Costa Rican adolescents
Objective: To examine the association between family environment variables (parenting styles, family meal atmosphere), gender-based stereotypes, and food intake in Latin American adolescents. Design: Structural equation ...
Psychosocial factors influencing the frequency of fast-food consumption among urban and rural Costa Rican adolescents
Objective: The aim of this study was to identify psychosocial factors that influence fast-food consumption in urban and rural Costa Rican adolescents. Methods: A self-administered questionnaire designed for the study asked ...
Intersectionality between parenting styles, area of residence and gender on food group consumption among Costa Rican adolescents
Little is known about how parenting styles can influence the adolescent’s consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB), fruits and vegetables (FV), and beans in Latin America. This study uses hierarchical moderated ...