ERIC Number: EJ1019762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Social-Cognitive Predictors of Low-Income Parents' Restriction of Screen Time among Preschool-Aged Children
Lampard, Amy M.; Jurkowski, Janine M.; Davison, Kirsten K.
Health Education & Behavior, v40 n5 p526-530 Oct 2013
Parents' rules regarding child television, DVD, video game, and computer use (screen time) have been associated with lower screen use in children. This study aimed to identify modifiable correlates of this behavior by examining social-cognitive predictors of parents' restriction of child screen time. Low-income parents ("N" = 147) of preschool-aged children (2-6 years) completed self-administered questionnaires examining parent and child screen time, parent restriction of screen time, self-efficacy to restrict screen time, and beliefs about screen time. Structural equation modeling results indicated that greater self-efficacy to restrict screen time (ß = 0.29, "p" = 0.016) and greater perceived importance of restricting child screen use (ß = 0.55, "p" < 0.001) were associated with greater restriction of child screen use, after controlling for parent screen time. Family-based interventions that consider broader attitudinal factors around child screen time may be necessary to engage parents in restricting screen use.
Descriptors: Low Income, Screening Tests, Correlation, Television Viewing, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Styles, Self Efficacy, Preschool Children, Predictor Variables, Video Games, Computer Use, Structural Equation Models, Questionnaires, Parent Attitudes, Intervention, Disadvantaged Youth, Physical Activity Level, Parent Surveys, Participant Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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