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dc.contributor.authorDavison, J.*
dc.contributor.authorShare, M.*
dc.contributor.authorHennessy, M.*
dc.contributor.authorStewart-Knox, Barbara*
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-18T09:38:40Z
dc.date.available2014-12-18T09:38:40Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationDavison, J., Share, M., Hennessy M. and Stewart-Knox, B. (2015) Caught in a ‘spiral’. Barriers to healthy eating and dietary health promotion needs from the perspective of unemployed young people and their service providers. Appetite. Vol. 85. Pp. 146-154.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/6780
dc.descriptionNoen_US
dc.description.abstractThe number of young people in Europe who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) is increasing. Given that young people from disadvantaged backgrounds tend to have diets of poor nutritional quality, this exploratory study sought to understand barriers and facilitators to healthy eating and dietary health promotion needs of unemployed young people aged 16–20 years. Three focus group discussions were held with young people (n = 14). Six individual interviews and one paired interview with service providers (n = 7). Data were recorded, transcribed verbatim and thematically content analysed. Themes were then fitted to social cognitive theory (SCT). Despite understanding of the principles of healthy eating, a ‘spiral’ of interrelated social, economic and associated psychological problems was perceived to render food and health of little value and low priority for the young people. The story related by the young people and corroborated by the service providers was of a lack of personal and vicarious experience with food. The proliferation and proximity of fast food outlets and the high perceived cost of ‘healthy’ compared to ‘junk’ food rendered the young people low in self-efficacy and perceived control to make healthier food choices. Agency was instead expressed through consumption of junk food and drugs. Both the young people and service providers agreed that for dietary health promotion efforts to succeed, social problems needed to be addressed and agency encouraged through (individual and collective) active engagement of the young people themselves.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2014.11.010en_US
dc.rights© 2015 Elsevier. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. “This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Appetite. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Appetite, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2014.11.010.en
dc.subjectFood choiceen_US
dc.subjectSocial cognitive theoryen_US
dc.subjectQualitativeen_US
dc.subjectInterviewen_US
dc.subjectNEETen_US
dc.subjectYoung peopleen_US
dc.titleCaught in a ‘spiral’. Barriers to healthy eating and dietary health promotion needs from the perspective of unemployed young people and their service providersen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionnot applicable paperen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T11:03:14Z


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