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Title: Relationships between temperament and eating behaviours in young children
Authors: Haycraft, Emma
Farrow, Claire V.
Meyer, Caroline
Powell, Faye
Blissett, Jacqueline
Keywords: Emotionality
Eating behaviour
Feeding problems
Fussy eating
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © Elsevier Ltd.
Citation: HAYCRAFT, E. ... et al., 2011. Relationships between temperament and eating behaviours in young children. Appetite, 56 (3), pp. 689 - 692.
Abstract: This study examined the associations between eating behaviours and temperament in a sample of young children. Mothers (N = 241) of children aged 3–8 years completed measures of their children's eating behaviours and temperament and reported their child's height and weight. Children with more emotional temperaments were reported to display more food avoidant eating behaviours. Shyness, sociability and activity were not related to children's eating behaviours. Higher child BMI was related to more food approach eating behaviours but BMI was unrelated to child temperament. Future research should explore more specifically how emotional temperaments might influence child eating behaviour.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Appetite [© Elsevier Ltd.] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2011.02.005
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2011.02.005
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11190
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2011.02.005
ISSN: 0195-6663
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