Associations of Mother’s Behaviors and Home/Neighborhood Environments with Preschool Children’s Physical Activity Behaviors

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Objective: Examining associations of mother’s behaviors and home/neighborhood physical activity (PA) environments with preschoolers’ PA and screen time. Design: Cross-sectional online survey. Setting: Mothers with a 2 to 5 years old preschooler were recruited from the US panel members of Survey Sampling International. Participants: Five hundred thirty-one mothers with a preschool child aged 2 to 5 years old. Outcome Measure: Child daily screen time and PA, mother–child inside- and outside-home co-PA. Analysis: K-mean cluster analysis and Logit and negative binomial regressions. Results: Mothers’ healthy behaviors, such as decreased screen time, healthy eating habits, and increased PA, and perceived importance for PA were significantly (P <.05) associated with preschoolers’ decreased screen time and increased PA. Available toys (P <.01) and maternal perceived neighborhood safety (P <.05) were negatively correlated with preschoolers’ screen time, while available room space (P <.01) was positively correlated with preschoolers’ PA. Variables positively correlated with mother–child co-PA included mothers’ PA (P <.001) and healthy eating habits (P <.05), and home room space (P <.05) for inside-home, and yard space and quality (P <.05) for outside-home. Conclusions: Mother’s role modeling and home PA environment were positively associated with preschoolers’ PA behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Promotion
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

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Mothers
Exercise
eating habits
Feeding Behavior
Play and Playthings
toy
Preschool Children
preschool child
online survey
cluster analysis
Cluster Analysis
Cross-Sectional Studies
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
time
Safety
regression

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Keywords

  • age specific
  • home environment
  • neighborhood environment
  • opportunity
  • physical activity
  • social support
  • specific populations
  • strategies
  • young children
  • youth

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