ERIC Number: EJ1166554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Parenting Practices and Children's Physical Activity: An Integrative Review
Hutchens, Amy; Lee, Rebecca E.
Journal of School Nursing, v34 n1 p68-85 Feb 2018
The purpose of this integrative review was to analyze the state of science concerning the influence of parenting practices on children's physical activity (PA) levels. A total of 38 studies met the inclusion criteria after full-text review. The body of research is limited in experimental designs with only three studies measuring the influence of the intervention on parenting practices. Seven of the 30 quantitative studies (23.3%) found significant associations between parental role modeling of PA and children's PA levels. Seven of the eight (87.5%) qualitative studies identified parental role modeling of PA as important in promoting children's PA. Sixteen of the 30 (53.3%) quantitative studies found that parental support of PA was significantly associated with children's PA. Five of the eight (62.5%) qualitative studies identified logistic support as supporting PA in children. The science could be expanded by the development of randomized controlled trials aimed at this area.
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Physical Activity Level, Literature Reviews, Intervention, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Role Models, Parent Influence
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