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dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Lindsay Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:13:27Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:13:27Z
dc.date.issued2013-08
dc.identifier.othermarshall_lindsay_e_201308_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/marshall_lindsay_e_201308_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29113
dc.description.abstractUsing data from 131 first-time parents with children between six and 12 months, this study applies the theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 1991) to examine the influence parents’ attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and intentions have on the timing and introduction of complementary foods. Path analysis results indicated that parents’ attitudes influenced infant feeding behavior at six months old. Contrary to previous studies, additional analyses indicated parents obtain most of their infant feeding information from a doctor or other health professional and that a majority of parents are in fact introducing complementary foods at the age recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Strengths and limitations of the present study are discussed, and directions for future research are presented.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectComplementary feeding
dc.subjectTheory of planned behavior
dc.subjectFirst-time parents
dc.subjectInfant feeding recommendations
dc.subjectFeeding practices
dc.titleThe influence parents’ attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and intentions have on the timing and introduction of complementary foods
dc.title.alternativean application of the theory of planned behavior
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentChild and Family Development
dc.description.majorChild and Family Development
dc.description.advisorDavid W. Wright
dc.description.committeeDavid W. Wright
dc.description.committeeCharlotte Wallinga
dc.description.committeeLee N. Johnson
dc.description.committeeDiane Bales


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