Journal article

Moderation of associations between maternal parenting styles and Australian pre-school children's dietary intake by family structure and mother's employment status

Alissa J Burnett, Anthony Worsley, Kathleen E Lacy, Karen E Lamb

PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between maternal parenting style and pre-school children's dietary intake and to test whether perceived maternal time pressures, parenting arrangements and employment status influence these relationships. DESIGN: This cross-sectional study examined mothers' reports of their child's frequency of consumption of eight food and drink groups, including sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB), unhealthy snacks, takeaway foods, fruit and vegetables. Parenting styles were classified as authoritative, authoritarian, permissive or disengaged using two parenting dimensions (warmth and control). The moderating roles of parenting arrangements, indexed by number of parents in th..

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