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ERIC Number: EJ965571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Parental Information, Motivation, and Behavioral Skills Correlate with Child Sweetened Beverage Consumption
Goodell, L. Suzanne; Pierce, Michelle B.; Amico, K. Rivet; Ferris, Ann M.
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v44 n3 p240-245 May-Jun 2012
Objective: To evaluate fit of the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills (IMB) model applied to sweetened beverage (SB) consumption in children. Design: Cross-sectional. Parents completed a home beverage inventory and IMB survey regarding SB consumption. Setting: Health fairs, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children clinics. Participants: Convenience sample of 198 parents of low socioeconomic status. Main Outcome Measures: Independent variables included scores from 3 indices calculated from the IMB survey, information, motivation, and behavioral skills. The dependent variable was average child daily caloric consumption from SB consumption calculated from the home beverage inventory. Analysis: Structural equation modeling. Results: Parental information had direct and indirect negative relationships with SB consumption. Parental motivation was only indirectly associated with SB consumption mediated through behavioral skills. Parental behavioral skills had a negative correlation with SB consumption. Conclusions and Implications: In applying the IMB model to SB consumption, the authors found preliminary support for relationships between parental information, motivation, behavioral skills, and child SB consumption. Application of this model shows promise in identifying the complex interactions between factors influencing consumption behaviors. As nutrition educators frequently desire to alter behaviors, use of the IMB model may help with both targeting and assessment efforts. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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