Perceived parenting style and practices and the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by adolescents

van der Horst, Klazine, Kremers, Stef, Ferreira, Isabel, Singh, Amika, Oenema, Anke and Brug, Johannes (2007) Perceived parenting style and practices and the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by adolescents. Health Education Research, 22 2: 295-304. doi:10.1093/her/cyl080


Author van der Horst, Klazine
Kremers, Stef
Ferreira, Isabel
Singh, Amika
Oenema, Anke
Brug, Johannes
Title Perceived parenting style and practices and the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by adolescents
Journal name Health Education Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0268-1153
1465-3648
Publication date 2007-04-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/her/cyl080
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 22
Issue 2
Start page 295
End page 304
Total pages 10
Place of publication Cary, NC, United States
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether perceived parenting practices and parenting style dimensions (strictness and involvement) are associated with adolescents' consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. In this cross-sectional study, secondary school students (n = 383, mean age 13.5 years) completed a self-administered questionnaire on their consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, attitude, social influences, self-efficacy, habit strength, food-related parenting practices and the general parenting style dimensions of 'strictness' and 'involvement'. Data were analyzed using multiple linear regression analyses. More restrictive parenting practices were associated with lower consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (β = -38.0 ml; 95% CI = -48.1, -28.0). This association was highly mediated (∼55%) by attitude, self-efficacy and modeling from parents. Nevertheless, a significant direct effect remained (β = -17.1 ml; 95% CI = -27.2, -6.90). Interactions between perceived parenting style and parenting practices showed that the association between parenting practices and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption was stronger among adolescents who perceived their parents as being moderately strict and highly involved. Parents influence their children's sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and should therefore be involved in interventions aimed at changing dietary behaviors. Interventions aimed at the promotion of healthy parenting practices will improve when they are tailored to the general parenting style of the participants.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
 
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