Identifying and clarifying values and reason statements that promote effective food parenting practices, using intensive interviews

Alicia Beltran, Melanie D. Hingle, Jessica Knesek, Teresia O'Connor, Janice Baranowski, Debbe Thompson, Tom Baranowski

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Abstract

Objective: Generate and test parents' understanding of values and associated reason statements to encourage effective food parenting practices. Methods: This study was cross-sectional. Sixteen parents from different ethnic groups (African American, white, and Hispanic) living with their 3- to 5-year-old child were recruited. Interested parents were directed to a Web site, where they provided screening information and informed consent. Two types of telephone interviews were used: semistructured intensive interviews and cognitive interviews. Results: The most common core values identified in the semistructured interview were religion/spirituality, family, and health, which appeared invariant across parent ethnicity. Parent responses to cognitive interviews enabled rephrasing of statements that were not well understood, the list of values was increased, and reason statements were added to cover the spectrum cited by parents. Conclusions and Implications: Values and reason statements will be used to tailor intrinsic motivational messages for effective food parenting practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-535
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011

Keywords

  • Parenting practices
  • Reasons
  • Self-determination Theory
  • Values
  • Vegetables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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