Year of Publication

2003

Date of Thesis

09-2003

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Exercise and Sport Sciences

Subject Categories

Obesity in childhood -- Psychological aspects; Obesity in adolescence -- Psychological aspects; Children -- Nutrition; Adolescence -- Nutrition; Parents -- Health and hygiene

Abstract

This study evaluated the contribution of parental factors related to eating behavior and physical activity level on the development of childhood obesity. The survey instrument was designed to assess parent and child eating behavior and physical activity, parental control of child eating behavior and physical activity, and parental attitudes toward their own and their child's weight status, eating behavior and physical activity.

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