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Title: The role of parents' romantic relationship warmth and hostility in child feeding practices and children's eating behaviours
Authors: Haycraft, Emma
Blissett, Jacqueline
Keywords: Romantic relationships
Child feeding
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Citation: HAYCRAFT, E. and BLISSETT, J., 2010. The role of parents' romantic relationship warmth and hostility in child feeding practices and children's eating behaviours. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 6 (3), pp. 266 - 274
Abstract: This research examined the associations between parents’ reports of the quality of their romantic relationships with their partner/spouse, their feeding interactions with their children, and their children’s eating behaviours. One hundred and fifty-six married/cohabiting mothers of young children completed self-report measures of their romantic relationship quality, child feeding practices and children’s eating behaviours. Reports of a less warm, more hostile romantic relationship were associated with children’s less adaptive eating behaviours.More hostile relationship quality was also related to greater restriction of their children’s food intake.The quality of parents’ romantic relationships is associated with parental feeding practices and children’s eating behaviours. Further work should examine the emotional tone of mealtimes in order to discover whether this may be the mechanism of the relationship.
Description: This article is closed access, it was published in the journal Maternal and Child Nutrition [© Blackwell Publishing Ltd]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8709.2009.00212.x
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1111/j.1740-8709.2009.00212.x
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11323
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8709.2009.00212.x
ISSN: 1740-8695
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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