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ERIC Number: EJ914979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-1153
Perceived Parenting Style and Practices and the Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages by Adolescents
van der Horst, Klazine; Kremers, Stef; Ferreira, Isabel; Singh, Amika; Oenema, Anke; Brug, Johannes
Health Education Research, v22 n2 p295-304 Apr 2007
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether perceived parenting practices and parenting style dimensions (strictness and involvement) are associated with adolescents' consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. In this cross-sectional study, secondary school students (n = 383, mean age 13.5 years) completed a self-administered questionnaire on their consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, attitude, social influences, self-efficacy, habit strength, food-related parenting practices and the general parenting style dimensions of "strictness" and "involvement". Data were analyzed using multiple linear regression analyses. More restrictive parenting practices were associated with lower consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages ([beta] = -38.0 ml; 95% CI = -48.1, -28.0). This association was highly mediated ([approximately]55%) by attitude, self-efficacy and modeling from parents. Nevertheless, a significant direct effect remained ([beta] = -17.1 ml; 95% CI = -27.2, -6.90). Interactions between perceived parenting style and parenting practices showed that the association between parenting practices and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption was stronger among adolescents who perceived their parents as being moderately strict and highly involved. Parents influence their children's sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and should therefore be involved in interventions aimed at changing dietary behaviors. Interventions aimed at the promotion of healthy parenting practices will improve when they are tailored to the general parenting style of the participants. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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