Family Mealtime Observations: Relating Caregiver Styles to Feeding Behaviors

We were interested in studying how parenting styles correspond to specific feeding behaviors. The study was conducted by virtually observing mealtime routines of one meal for families with at least one child ages 3 - 8. The purpose of this study was to collect data that demonstrates goal-corrected partnerships during mealtimes, which are the interactional dynamics between caregivers and children. The Caregiver Feeding Style Questionnaire (CFSQ) was used to identify demandingness and responsiveness in feeding behaviors for mothers in the observed feeding context. We ran two-way ANOVA analyses on the data to determine the differences between caregiver feeding styles and specific feeding behaviors. Our data indicates statistically significant correspondences between the mothers’ feeding style and the mealtime behaviors of in feeding practice, promising something in exchange for finishing food, complimenting the child for eating the food, and warning the child about taking something away for not eating the food. The findings in this study are beneficial in the development of programs to support positive parent-child engagement.



Work Title Family Mealtime Observations: Relating Caregiver Styles to Feeding Behaviors
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  1. Yaffa Devorah Englander
  2. Emily Mross
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Work Type Poster
Publication Date 2022
DOI doi:10.26207/a311-y220
Deposited February 14, 2023




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