Adolescent and parent content preferences and predictors of intention to use an online health weight website for adolescents

Baulch, J, Chester, A and Brennan, L 2010, 'Adolescent and parent content preferences and predictors of intention to use an online health weight website for adolescents', eJournal of Applied Psychology, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 18-26.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Adolescent and parent content preferences and predictors of intention to use an online health weight website for adolescents
Author(s) Baulch, J
Chester, A
Brennan, L
Year 2010
Journal name eJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume number 6
Issue number 1
Start page 18
End page 26
Total pages 9
Publisher Swinburne University
Abstract This study evaluated adolescent and parent predictors of behavioural intention to use an online healthy weight website for adolescents using the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), cohort (parent or adolescent), and adolescent BMI-for-age z-score. It also considered adolescent and parent preferences regarding the content of an online healthy weight website for adolescents. Participants included both a community and treatment sample of 67 adolescents and 76 parents who completed a questionnaire booklet containing demographic questions, the TAM scale and an evaluation of the value of possible website content. The hypothesis that TAM would be a significant predictor of behavioural intention to use the online weight management program was supported. Results contributed to an understanding of behavioural intention to use in the unique setting of an online healthy weight website and have important implications for researchers, clinicians and designers of obesity and online interventions.
Subject Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Keyword(s) Online
internet
adolescent
obesity
overweight
Technology Acceptance Model.
ISSN 1832-7931
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