Retrospective Reports of Childhood Feeding in Mother-Daughter Dyads

Retrospective Reports of Childhood Feeding in Mother-Daughter Dyads

Retrospective Reports of Childhood Feeding in Mother-Daughter Dyads

Retrospective Reports of Childhood Feeding in Mother-Daughter Dyadss

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Roberts, Lindsey T., Carbonneau, Noémie, Goodman, Lynnel C. et Musher-Eizenman, Dara R. 2020. «Retrospective Reports of Childhood Feeding in Mother-Daughter Dyads ». Appetite, vol. 149, p. 1-10.

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1. Objectifs

Intentions :
«To better understand the validity of retrospective reports of feeding practices, the current study first explored the factor structure of retrospective reports from mothers and daughters. Then, we examined how the structure of these reports compares to the established factor structure of contemporary reports on the Comprehensive Feeding Practices Questionnaire (CFPQ).» (p. 2)

Questions/Hypothèses :
Authors «hypothesized that, due to the significant time lapse, retrospective reports may be less nuanced […] than the original factor structure, which was derived from parents reporting on current practices.» (p. 2)

2. Méthode

Échantillon/Matériau :
«Participants were 336 mothers and 263 daughters, which included 217 dyads. Participants were from the province of Quebec, Canada. Participants were recruited by a professional survey firm. Mothers’ ages ranged from 34 to 79 years […] and daughters’ ages ranged from 18 to 40 years […]. Most participants (97% of mothers and 94% of daughters) identified as White.» (p. 2)

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Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé

«Overall, the results lend strong support to the use of retrospective reports on this construct and provide evidence that recalled childhood feeding practices have lasting relations with adult eating behaviors. The factor structure of the retrospective reports of mothers and daughters of childhood feeding practices was overall very similar to that found in studies that measure feeding practices (mothers’ report) contemporaneously. The main exception to this finding is that in this study multiple healthy practice items all loaded together on a single factor (i.e., items from encouraging balance and variety, healthy availability, teaching about nutrition, and modeling eating healthy foods). It appears that when mothers and daughters look back on the feeding practices that were used in the home, they recall a variety of health promotion practices as a cluster, rather than distinguishing among these practices in detail. It might be that in the longer term, the nuances of these healthy practices are less important than the overall feeling that healthy foods were either promoted or not promoted in the home. It is noteworthy that the factor structure was largely similar for mothers reporting on their own behaviors and daughters reporting on their recollections of their mother’s practices. The most noteworthy exception to this pattern was that for daughters, the items about parents’ monitoring of unhealthy foods and the items about restricting for health loaded together.» (p. 6)