This study, as part of a multipart doctoral dissertation project, was funded by the Tehran University of Medical Sciences. The authors are grateful for valuable suggestions and comments from the editors, the anonymous referees, and H. Allahverdipour.
Parental Control and Junk-Food Consumption: A Mediating and Moderating Effect Analysis1
Article first published online: 21 DEC 2011
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 42, Issue 5, pages 1241–1265, May 2012
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KARIMI-SHAHANJARINI, A., RASHIDIAN, A., MAJDZADEH, R., OMIDVAR, N., TABATABAI, M. G. and SHOJAEEZADEH, D. (2012), Parental Control and Junk-Food Consumption: A Mediating and Moderating Effect Analysis. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42: 1241–1265. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00885.x
- Issue published online: 14 MAY 2012
- Article first published online: 21 DEC 2011
This cross-sectional study examined the mediating effect of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) and the moderating role of perceived parental control within the context of adolescents' junk-food consumption. Adolescents (N = 739) were selected using a cluster-stratified randomized sampling method. Social cognitions, perceived parental control, and junk-food consumption were assessed through self-administered questionnaires. Results revealed both direct and indirect effect of perceived parental control within TPB. Additionally, impact of intention was not moderated by perceived parental control. TPB explained 28% and 12% of the variance in intention and junk-food consumption, respectively. This study identified somewhat both the why and how of junk-food consumption in Iranian female adolescents.