Maternal physical-activity-related parenting behaviors may influence children's physical activity levels and relative weight.

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dc.contributor.author Rosenkranz, Richard R.
dc.contributor.author Dzewaltowski, David A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-29T16:39:50Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-29T16:39:50Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13142
dc.description.abstract Previous studies have demonstrated that parents may influence the physical activity (PA) levels of children. The present study sought to determine whether PA-related parenting behaviors were associated with the physical activity and relative weight of children, controlling for other covariates. A community sample of mothers (n = 193) of after-school-program attendees completed questionnaires assessing parental social support for PA, sedentary behavior, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Children (N = 193, 51% girls) were objectively assessed for height and weight via stadiometer and digital scale, and the date were converted to body mass index (BMI) percentile via Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2010a) growth charts. Linear regression analysis revealed that maternal encouragement for child PA was positively related to both child PA and BMI percentile. However, mother,child shared physical activity was negatively related to child BMI percentile. Therefore, varying types of PA-related parenting behaviors may have differential relationships with child PA and relative weight. en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.aahperd.org/nagws/publications/wspaj/ en_US
dc.subject Physical activity en_US
dc.subject Parenting behaviors en_US
dc.subject Mother child influence en_US
dc.subject Children's physical activity en_US
dc.subject Children's BMI percentile en_US
dc.title Maternal physical-activity-related parenting behaviors may influence children's physical activity levels and relative weight. en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.citation.epage 12 en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal en_US
dc.citation.spage 3 en_US
dc.citation.volume 20 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid ricardo en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dadx en_US

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