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|Title: ||Predictors of paternal and maternal controlling feeding practices with 2- to 5-year-old children|
|Authors: ||Haycraft, Emma|
|Keywords: ||Child feeding|
Pressure to eat
|Issue Date: ||2011|
|Publisher: ||Elsevier © Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior|
|Citation: ||HAYCRAFT, E. and BLISSET, J., 2011. Predictors of paternal and maternal controlling feeding practices with 2- to 5-year-old children. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44 (5), pp. 390-97|
This study aimed to identify predictors of controlling feeding practices in both mothers and fathers of young children.
Cross-sectional, questionnaire design.
Nursery schools within the United Kingdom recruited participants.
Ninety-six mothers and fathers comprising 48 mother-father pairs of male and female children aged 2 to 5 years.
Main Outcome Measures
Parents' child feeding practices, eating psychopathology, general mental health symptomology, and their children's eating behaviors and temperament.
Preliminary correlations; stepwise regressions.
Maternal controlling feeding was predicted by children's eating behaviors (emotional over- and undereating), child temperament (sociability), and maternal general mental health symptoms. Paternal reports of children's eating behaviors (slow eating and emotional undereating) were the only significant predictors of fathers' controlling feeding practices.
Conclusions and Implications
Mothers' and fathers' feeding practices seem to be better linked to child characteristics than to the presence of eating psychopathology symptoms. Children's emotional eating predicted all 3 controlling feeding practices in mothers and warrants further study to elucidate the causal nature of this relationship.|
|Description: ||This article was published in the serial, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior [Elsevier © Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2010.03.001|
|Version: ||Submitted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2010.03.001|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)|
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