Validation of a new tool to measure responsiveness and structure in the feeding context : the Authoritative Feeding Practices Questionnaire

Jansen, Elena (2013) Validation of a new tool to measure responsiveness and structure in the feeding context : the Authoritative Feeding Practices Questionnaire. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


How mothers interact with their toddlers around food lays the foundations for healthy eating and healthy weight gain in later life. This research involving 467 Australian first-time mothers of 2-year-old children resulted in the development of a new self-report tool, the Authoritative Feeding Practices Questionnaire, assessing maternal responsive feeding and mealtime structure. Secondary analysis of the NOURISH randomised controlled trial included theory-driven item selection, confirmatory factor analysis, evaluation of psychometric properties and construct validation. The result is a brief, reliable and valid new tool for evaluating the maternal feeding practices that support children to become healthy, independent eaters.

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ID Code: 64103
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Daniels, Lynne & Nicholson, Jan
Keywords: Authoritative , Child feeding practices, Childhood obesity, Confirmatory factor analysis, Parenting, Validation, Self-regulation, Structure, Responsive feeding practices, Division of responsibility
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 07 Nov 2013 23:30
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:48

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