Maternal practices and perceptions of child body mass status explain child energy expenditure behaviors and body mass

Monika Boberska , Karolina Zarychta-Zajączkowska , Nina Knoll , Jan Keller , Diana Hilda Hohl , Karolina Horodyska , Magdalena Kruk , Aleksandra Łuszczyńska


AbstractThis study investigated whether maternal perceptions of child body mass status would predict child body mass index (BMI) z-score via two sets of sequential mediators: (1) four maternal practices promoting child energy expenditure and (2) children’s energy expenditure behaviors. The data ofN = 729 mother–child dyads were collected at baseline [T1;n = 495 at 7- to 8-month follow-up (T2)]. Mothers reported perceptions of child body mass status and maternal practices (T1); children reported sedentary screen use and physical activity (T1, T2). Child body mass was assessed objectively (T1, T2). Higher stimulation to be active (T1) was related to a lower child BMI z-score (T2) via higher levels of child physical activity (T2). Higher levels of monitoring of screen use (T1) were associated with higher child BMI z-score (T2) via lower levels of child physical activity (T2). Encouraging parents to stimulate their children to be active may be beneficial for children’s weight maintenance.
Author Monika Boberska (Filia we Wrocławiu / Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Monika Boberska,,
- Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
, Karolina Zarychta-Zajączkowska (Filia we Wrocławiu / Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Karolina Zarychta-Zajączkowska,,
- Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
, Nina Knoll
Nina Knoll,,
, Jan Keller
Jan Keller,,
, Diana Hilda Hohl
Diana Hilda Hohl,,
, Karolina Horodyska
Karolina Horodyska,,
, Magdalena Kruk
Magdalena Kruk,,
, Aleksandra Łuszczyńska (Filia we Wrocławiu / Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Aleksandra Łuszczyńska,,
- Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
Journal seriesJournal of Behavioral Medicine, ISSN 0160-7715, e-ISSN 1573-3521, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.55
Keywords in EnglishBMI z-score, Physical activity, Sedentary behavior, Screen use, Child, Mother
ASJC Classification2738 Psychiatry and Mental health; 3200 General Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Maternal_Oswiadczenie_Zarychta.pdf 660.58 KB
Maternal_Oswiadczenie_Boberska.pdf 632.4 KB
Score (nominal)100
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.301; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.88 (2) - 2017=3.179 (5)
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