Family mealtime environment and child behavior outcomes in Chinese preschool children

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

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Abstract

This study aimed to examine the influence of family mealtime environment on children's behavior, in addition to styles of parenting and family functioning. This study adopted a two-wave longitudinal design. Data was collected over two rounds, 12 months apart, from 470 parents with children aged three to six. Parents completed measures on their parenting style, family functioning, children's behavior, family meal frequency, family feeding practice and mealtime television. Family feeding practice and parenting style were found to be associated with children's behavior. Family feeding practice mediated between parenting style and children's behavior. Family mealtime environment is important on children's behavior. Copyright © 2018 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-323
JournalInternational Journal of Child Health and Human Development
Volume11
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Citation

Leung, C., Tsang, S., Lo, S. K., & Chan, R. (2018). Family mealtime environment and child behavior outcomes in Chinese preschool children. International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, 11(3), 315-323.

Keywords

  • Child behavior
  • Parenting
  • Family mealtime environment

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