Exploring parents' beliefs about their young child's physical activity and screen time behaviours
Hamilton, Kyra, Hatzis, Denise, Kavanagh, David J., & White, Katherine M. (2015) Exploring parents' beliefs about their young child's physical activity and screen time behaviours. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(9), pp. 2638-2652.
Drawing on the belief-based framework of the theory of planned behaviour, 20 adults living in Queensland, Australia participated in semi-structured interviews to elicit salient beliefs regarding their young child’s physical activity (PA) and screen time behaviours. Data were analysed separately for PA and screen time with a range of beliefs emerging that guided parents’ decisions for these important health behaviours. Underlying advantages (e.g., improve family interactions, improve child behaviour), disadvantages (e.g., mess and noise factor, increase in parental distress), barriers (e.g., lack of time, parental fatigue), and facilitators (e.g., access to parks, social support) to engaging their child in adequate PA and limited screen time emerged. Normative pressures were also identified as affecting parents’ decisions for their child in these contexts. Parents experience unique difficulties in engaging their child in adequate PA and limited screen time that interventions can draw on when designing and implementing programs aimed at modifying these important child health behaviours.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||physical activity, screen time, theory of planned behaviour, beliefs, young children, parents|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York|
|Deposited On:||08 Dec 2014 23:59|
|Last Modified:||21 Dec 2015 22:39|
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