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Controlling feeding practices and psychopathology in a non-clinical sample of mothers and fathers.
Eat Behav. 2008 Dec; 9(4):484-92.EB

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To explore the relationships between controlling feeding practices and a range of mental health symptoms while considering both parent and child gender.

METHOD

Mothers and fathers (N=214) of children aged 18-59 months completed self-report measures of their child feeding practices, eating psychopathology and general mental health symptomology.

RESULTS

Feeding practices did not differ across any of the four parent-child gender dyads. Mothers' eating psychopathology scores were significantly higher than fathers' but parents did not significantly differ in the severity of their other mental health symptoms. Associations between disordered eating symptoms and controlling feeding practices were only seen in mothers of daughters and fathers of sons. In general, a range of mental health symptomologies in this non-clinical sample were related to more controlling feeding practices across all four dyads. Psychopathology was most strongly related to controlling feeding practices in parents of girls.

CONCLUSION

Symptoms of psychopathology may be more likely to associate with controlling feeding practices in parents of daughters due to societal values for slimness in females.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK. e.haycraft@lboro.ac.ukNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18928912

Citation

Haycraft, Emma, and Jackie Blissett. "Controlling Feeding Practices and Psychopathology in a Non-clinical Sample of Mothers and Fathers." Eating Behaviors, vol. 9, no. 4, 2008, pp. 484-92.
Haycraft E, Blissett J. Controlling feeding practices and psychopathology in a non-clinical sample of mothers and fathers. Eat Behav. 2008;9(4):484-92.
Haycraft, E., & Blissett, J. (2008). Controlling feeding practices and psychopathology in a non-clinical sample of mothers and fathers. Eating Behaviors, 9(4), 484-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2008.07.007
Haycraft E, Blissett J. Controlling Feeding Practices and Psychopathology in a Non-clinical Sample of Mothers and Fathers. Eat Behav. 2008;9(4):484-92. PubMed PMID: 18928912.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Controlling feeding practices and psychopathology in a non-clinical sample of mothers and fathers. AU - Haycraft,Emma, AU - Blissett,Jackie, Y1 - 2008/08/09/ PY - 2008/02/27/received PY - 2008/05/27/revised PY - 2008/07/29/accepted PY - 2008/10/22/pubmed PY - 2008/12/17/medline PY - 2008/10/22/entrez SP - 484 EP - 92 JF - Eating behaviors JO - Eat Behav VL - 9 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationships between controlling feeding practices and a range of mental health symptoms while considering both parent and child gender. METHOD: Mothers and fathers (N=214) of children aged 18-59 months completed self-report measures of their child feeding practices, eating psychopathology and general mental health symptomology. RESULTS: Feeding practices did not differ across any of the four parent-child gender dyads. Mothers' eating psychopathology scores were significantly higher than fathers' but parents did not significantly differ in the severity of their other mental health symptoms. Associations between disordered eating symptoms and controlling feeding practices were only seen in mothers of daughters and fathers of sons. In general, a range of mental health symptomologies in this non-clinical sample were related to more controlling feeding practices across all four dyads. Psychopathology was most strongly related to controlling feeding practices in parents of girls. CONCLUSION: Symptoms of psychopathology may be more likely to associate with controlling feeding practices in parents of daughters due to societal values for slimness in females. SN - 1471-0153 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18928912/Controlling_feeding_practices_and_psychopathology_in_a_non_clinical_sample_of_mothers_and_fathers_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1471-0153(08)00065-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -