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Title: Activity-related parenting practices: development of the parenting related to activity measure (PRAM) and links with mothers' eating psychopathology and compulsive exercise beliefs
Authors: Haycraft, Emma
Powell, Faye
Meyer, Caroline
Keywords: Child
Compulsive exercise
Eating disorders
Exercise
Parenting
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association
Citation: HAYCRAFT, E., POWELL, F. and MEYER, C., 2015. Activity-related parenting practices: development of the parenting related to activity measure (PRAM) and links with mothers' eating psychopathology and compulsive exercise beliefs. European Eating Disorders Review, 23 (1), pp. 51 - 61.
Abstract: This is a two-study paper that developed a measure to assess parenting practices related to children's physical activity and explored maternal predictors of such parenting practices. Study 1: A self-report measure of parents' activity-related practices (the Parenting Related to Activity Measure) was developed, and a principal component analysis was carried out using data from 233 mothers of 4.5- to 9-year-old children. The results supported a six-factor model and yielded the following subscales: Responsibility/monitoring; Activity regulation; Control of active behaviours; Overweight concern; Rewarding parenting; and Pressure to exercise. Study 2: Mothers (N = 170) completed the Parenting Related to Activity Measure, alongside measures of eating psychopathology and compulsive exercise, to identify predictors of activity-related parenting practices. Mothers' eating psychopathology and exercise beliefs predicted activity parenting practices with their sons and daughters, but different predictors were seen for mothers of daughters versus sons. Mothers' eating and exercise attitudes are important predictors of their activity-related parenting practices, particularly with girls. Identifying early interactions around activity/exercise could be important in preventing the development of problematic beliefs about exercise, which are often a key symptom of eating disorders.
Description: This is the accepted version of the following article: Haycraft, E., Powell, F., and Meyer, C., 2014. Activity-Related Parenting Practices: Development of the Parenting Related to Activity Measure (PRAM) and Links with Mothers' Eating Psychopathology and Compulsive Exercise Beliefs, Eur. Eat. Disorders Rev., 23; pp. 51–61, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/erv.2331
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1002/erv.2331
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16682
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/erv.2331
ISSN: 1072-4133
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