The Prediction of Preschool Children’s Weight from Family Environment Factors: Gender-linked Differences
Référence bibliographique 
Tremblay, Line et Rinaldi, Cristina M. 2010. «The Prediction of Preschool Children’s Weight from Family Environment Factors: Gender-linked Differences ». Eating Behaviors, vol. 11, no 4, p. 266-275.
Intentions : « [T]he objective of the current study is to test an explanatory model predicting preschoolers’ weight based on identified home variables such as child’s food intake, sedentary behaviors, eating habits, family mealtime interactions, and the impact family financial resources has on meeting their children’s eating needs. » (p. 267)
Échantillon/Matériau : « The current study is based on a subsample of the QLSCD [Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development]-Nutrition survey. Participants were selected on the basis of availability of specific variables (N=1192). Information from the parents of 581 girls and 611 boys were selected. Most of the children were living in two-parent households (n=952, 80%). Nineteen percent (n=227) of the families had annual incomes lower than $30,000, 39% (n=459) earned between $30,000 and $59,999, and 42% (n=502) earned more than $60,000. Sixteen percent of the parents (n=186) reported having not completed high school, 22% (n=265) reported having completed high school, 35% (n=413) had some college or university, and 27% (n=318) reported having a university degree. » (p. 268)
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
« The aforementioned research findings reveal that although healthy eating habits and physical activity are the key factors in achieving and maintaining healthy weight, their acquisition and benefit depends upon several contextual factors such as family interaction and financial resources. Our literature review also reveals a paucity of research conducted with very young children. To date, few studies have investigated the role of individual, family, and financial factors in predicting body weight in very young children. […] The present study is the first of its kind to examine family environment factors affiliated with eating practices and behaviors in an early childhood sample. » (p. 267)