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Why Don’t Parents Walk Their Talk?: Exploring Parental Deviant Food Socialization Behaviors Within the Family

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Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/08/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Advances in Consumer Research
Volume45
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)433-437
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This study, drawing on neutralization theory, explores how parents neutralize their feelings of guilt when performing deviant food socialization practices (e.g. offering unhealthy food to their children). The findings highlight how neutralization techniques help lessen parents’ self-blame through performing negative displays of parenthood.