Contemporary research on parenting: conceptual, methodological, and translational issues.

Power, Thomas G., Sleddens, Ester F.C., Berge, Jerica, Connell, Lauren, Govig, Bert, Hennessy, Erin, Ligget, Leanna, Mallan, Kimberley M., Santa Maria, Diane, Odoms-Young, Angela, & St George, Sara M. (2013) Contemporary research on parenting: conceptual, methodological, and translational issues. Childhood Obesity, 9(1), s-97.

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Researchers over the last decade have documented the association between general parenting style and numerous factors related to childhood obesity (e.g., children's eating behaviors, physical activity, and weight status). Many recent childhood obesity prevention programs are family focused and designed to modify parenting behaviors thought to contribute to childhood obesity risk. This article presents a brief consideration of conceptual, methodological, and translational issues that can inform future research on the role of parenting in childhood obesity. They include:

(1) General versus domain specific parenting styles and practices;

(2) the role of ethnicity and culture;

(3) assessing bidirectional influences;

(4) broadening assessments beyond the immediate family;

(5) novel approaches to parenting measurement, and;

(6) designing effective interventions. Numerous directions for future research are offered.

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ID Code: 63720
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Parenting, Measures, Methodology
DOI: 10.1089/chi.2013.0038
ISSN: 2153-2176
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2013 22:57
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2015 23:16

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