PARENTAL INFLUENCES ON CHILDREN'S EATING BEHAVIOR AND RELATIVE WEIGHT

Robert Klesges, Thomas J. Coates, Guendoline Brown, Janet Sturgeon‐Tillisch, Lisa M. Moldenhauer‐Klesges, Barbara Holzer, Joan Woolfrey, Jim Vollmer

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We investigated the relationship between selected parent behaviors, child mealtime behavior, and infant relative weight. Subjects were 7 male and 7 female children varying in age from 12 to 30 months (mean = 23.9 months). Each subject and parents were observed during the dinnertime meal on two occasions using the BATMAN (Bob and Tom's Method of Assessing Nutrition). The children spent 58% of the mealtime eating. They spent very little time making active decisions about what and how much they ate (food requests = 2% of the time; food refusals = 1% of the time). We found significant correlations between child relative weight and (a) parental prompts to eat (r = .81, p < .001), (b) parental food offers (r = .51, p < .05), and (c) parental encouragement to eat (r = .82, p < .001). Thus, the present study suggests a relationship between certain parental variables and the relative weight of their children. 1983 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-378
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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Feeding Behavior
eating behavior
Meals
Weights and Measures
Food
food
Infant Behavior
parents
Child Behavior
meals
Decision Making
Eating
Parents
nutrition
infant
Eat
time

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  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Philosophy

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Klesges, R., Coates, T. J., Brown, G., Sturgeon‐Tillisch, J., Moldenhauer‐Klesges, L. M., Holzer, B., ... Vollmer, J. (1983). PARENTAL INFLUENCES ON CHILDREN'S EATING BEHAVIOR AND RELATIVE WEIGHT. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 16(4), 371-378. https://doi.org/10.1901/jaba.1983.16-371

PARENTAL INFLUENCES ON CHILDREN'S EATING BEHAVIOR AND RELATIVE WEIGHT. / Klesges, Robert; Coates, Thomas J.; Brown, Guendoline; Sturgeon‐Tillisch, Janet; Moldenhauer‐Klesges, Lisa M.; Holzer, Barbara; Woolfrey, Joan; Vollmer, Jim.

In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Vol. 16, No. 4, 01.01.1983, p. 371-378.

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Klesges, R, Coates, TJ, Brown, G, Sturgeon‐Tillisch, J, Moldenhauer‐Klesges, LM, Holzer, B, Woolfrey, J & Vollmer, J 1983, 'PARENTAL INFLUENCES ON CHILDREN'S EATING BEHAVIOR AND RELATIVE WEIGHT', Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 371-378. https://doi.org/10.1901/jaba.1983.16-371
Klesges R, Coates TJ, Brown G, Sturgeon‐Tillisch J, Moldenhauer‐Klesges LM, Holzer B et al. PARENTAL INFLUENCES ON CHILDREN'S EATING BEHAVIOR AND RELATIVE WEIGHT. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 1983 Jan 1;16(4):371-378. https://doi.org/10.1901/jaba.1983.16-371
Klesges, Robert ; Coates, Thomas J. ; Brown, Guendoline ; Sturgeon‐Tillisch, Janet ; Moldenhauer‐Klesges, Lisa M. ; Holzer, Barbara ; Woolfrey, Joan ; Vollmer, Jim. / PARENTAL INFLUENCES ON CHILDREN'S EATING BEHAVIOR AND RELATIVE WEIGHT. In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 1983 ; Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 371-378.
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