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Parental Relationships and Family Cohesiveness as Influencing Adolescent Eating

Golshid Fadakar, Melinda Blackman*, California State University, Fullerton

Full manuscript: www.kon.org/urc/v10/fadakar.html

Abstract The purpose of the study was to examine the eating behaviors of adolescents, while investigating how influential parental relationships and family cohesiveness were on the adolescent’s behavior. This study consisted of 81 adolescents, 59 females and 22 males, from Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe Springs, California. This research indicated that strong family cohesion and individual parental relationships play a significant factor in healthy adolescent eating.

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