Self-regulation as a Moderator of the Relationship Between the Obesogenic Environment and Nutrition

  • A. Januszewicz
  • N. Liszewska
  • A. B. Durawa
  • A. Luszczynska

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between accessibility of healthy und unhealthy foods, the use of self-regulatory strategies, nutrition and body weight of children and adolescents. The questionnaire study was attended by 1,170 pupils aged 12 -17 (M = 14.09, SD = 1.63). There is a significant association between the accessibility of unhealthy foods at home and outside of home and snacks eating, but the relationship wasn't significant if the level of the use of self-regulatory strategies based on controlling and avoiding temptations was high. Similarly, there is a significant association between the accessibility of unhealthy foods at home and the consumption of sweetened beverages but the relationship wasn't significant if the level of the use of self-regulatory strategies based on avoiding temptations was high. In summary self-regulation was a moderator of the relationship between the accessibility of the unhealthy foods and nutrition. The relationship between the foods accessibility and body weight were not significant.
Published
2014-12-01
Section
Poster presentations