Social influences on adolescents’ dietary behavior in Catalonia, Spain: A qualitative multiple-cases study from the perspective of social capital

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Abstract

Adolescence has been referred to as the last best chance to prevent adult non-communicable diseases. Gaining further evidence on the psychosocial determinants of health behaviors, particularly the impact of peers, social networks and media on diet, is necessary to develop appropriate preventive strategies. Based on a multiple-cases study, our aim was to discuss the social influences on adolescents’ dietary behavior from a social capital perspective. Participants were reached through four high-schools in different Catalan rural-urban and socioeconomic contexts. Our results confirm the different layout of social capital in the community, school, peers and family. In our sample, family and peers are the most influent sources of social capital in relation to dietary behaviors, inducing both protective and damaging effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-298
Number of pages10
JournalAppetite
Volume123
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018

Keywords

  • Health
  • Food
  • Childrens
  • Family
  • Home
  • Determinants
  • Association
  • Habits
  • People
  • Matter

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