Effects of social modeling on young women’s nutrient-dense food intake.

Auteur(s) :
Hermans RC., Herman CP., Engels RC., Larsen JK.
Date :
Août, 2009
Source(s) :
Appetite. #53:1 p135-8
Adresse :
Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, P.O. Box 9104, 6500 HE Nijmegen, The Netherlands. r.hermans@pwo.ru.nl

Sommaire de l'article

We examined whether a same-sex peer’s vegetable consumption would predict the number of vegetable pieces eaten by the participant. A total of 116 Dutch women (M age = 20.28; M BMI = 21.68) participated. Their nutrient-dense food intake was measured during a 15-min break between two tasks, consisting of rating television advertisements. Participants consumed more vegetables when exposed to a peer eating a large number of vegetables than when exposed to a peer eating a small number or nothing. These findings suggest that social modeling processes may be relevant to interventions aimed at encouraging young women’s nutrient-dense food intake.

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