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
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..View full abstract
Funding for this study was provided from HDR funding support from the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Faculty of Health, Deakin University. The funder had no role in the design, analysis or writing of this article.