ERIC Number: ED184989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
How Parents View the Importance of 17 Food Activities Performed by Children: Multidimensional Scaling Analyses of Paired Comparison Judgments.
Maretzki, A.; Shimabukuro, S.
Nutrition curriculum design research was undertaken to address the issue of linkage between school food experiences and home food experiences of elementary school children in Hawaii. One hundred and forty-four parents judged the relative importance of seventeen food-related activites. The sample consisted of Asian, Caucasian, and Polynesian parents. Responses were calculated to perform the Smallest Space Analysis and the Individual Scaling Analysis. In general, parents judged the importance of the activities on the basis of child safety. A second multidimensional scaling was performed to measure the differences between identifiable groups of parents. The data generated by this research is significant for the development of child-centered nutrition curriculum, which in turn assures that a food curriculum can be developed that will give meaning to the food experiences that Hawiian children have in their own homes. (Authors/LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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