Child learning and family mealtime environment, parenting style and family functioning among preschoolers in Hong Kong

Cynthia LEUNG, Sing Kai LO, Sandra TSANG, Ruth CHAN

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Abstract

A two-wave longitudinal study on 470 parent–child dyads examined the impact of family mealtime environment, parenting style and family functioning on preschoolers’ (three to six years old) learning. Measures included parent report on parenting style, family functioning, family meal frequency, mealtime television, feeding practice, teacher/parent report of academic competence and individual assessment of preschoolers’ preschool concepts. Family mealtime environment variables were associated with pre-schoolers’ learning, in addition to parenting style and family functioning, after controlling for family income and wave 1 preschoolers’ learning. The results highlighted the importance of family mealtime environment on preschoolers’ learning. Copyright © 2017 Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-82
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
Volume27
Issue number2
Early online dateJun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Citation

Leung, C., Lo, S. K., Tsang, S., & Chan, R. (2017). Child learning and family mealtime environment, parenting style and family functioning among preschoolers in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 27(2), 69-82.

Keywords

  • Child learning
  • Parenting
  • Family