File Download
  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: Psychometrics of the Preschooler Physical Activity Parenting Practices instrument among a Latino sample

TitlePsychometrics of the Preschooler Physical Activity Parenting Practices instrument among a Latino sample
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ijbnpa.org/
Citation
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2014, v. 11, article no. 3 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: Latino preschoolers (3-5 year old children) have among the highest rates of obesity. Low levels of physical activity (PA) are a risk factor for obesity. Characterizing what Latino parents do to encourage or discourage their preschooler to be physically active can help inform interventions to increase their PA. The objective was therefore to develop and assess the psychometrics of a new instrument: the Preschooler Physical Activity Parenting Practices (PPAPP) among a Latino sample, to assess parenting practices used to encourage or discourage PA among preschool-aged children. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 240 Latino parents who reported the frequency of using PA parenting practices. 95% of respondents were mothers; 42% had more than a high school education. Child mean age was 4.5 (+/-0.9) years (52% male). Test-retest reliability was assessed in 20%, 2 weeks later. We assessed the fit of a priori models using Confirmatory factor analyses (CFA). In a separate sub-sample (35%), preschool-aged children wore accelerometers to assess associations with their PA and PPAPP subscales. RESULTS: The a-priori models showed poor fit to the data. A modified factor structure for encouraging PPAPP had one multiple-item scale: engagement (15 items), and two single-items (have outdoor toys; not enroll in sport-reverse coded). The final factor structure for discouraging PPAPP had 4 subscales: promote inactive transport (3 items), promote screen time (3 items), psychological control (4 items) and restricting for safety (4 items). Test-retest reliability (ICC) for the two scales ranged from 0.56-0.85. Cronbach's alphas ranged from 0.5-0.9. Several sub-factors correlated in the expected direction with children's objectively measured PA. CONCLUSION: The final models for encouraging and discouraging PPAPP had moderate to good fit, with moderate to excellent test-retest reliabilities. The PPAPP should be further evaluated to better assess its associations with children's PA and offers a new tool for measuring PPAPP among Latino families with preschool-aged children.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/201081
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.993
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.216
PubMed Central ID
ISI Accession Number ID

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Ten_US
dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorHughes, SOen_US
dc.contributor.authorRobles, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorThompson, DIen_US
dc.contributor.authorMendoza, JAen_US
dc.contributor.authorBaranowski, Ten_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, REen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-21T07:13:03Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-21T07:13:03Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2014, v. 11, article no. 3en_US
dc.identifier.issn1479-5868-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/201081-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Latino preschoolers (3-5 year old children) have among the highest rates of obesity. Low levels of physical activity (PA) are a risk factor for obesity. Characterizing what Latino parents do to encourage or discourage their preschooler to be physically active can help inform interventions to increase their PA. The objective was therefore to develop and assess the psychometrics of a new instrument: the Preschooler Physical Activity Parenting Practices (PPAPP) among a Latino sample, to assess parenting practices used to encourage or discourage PA among preschool-aged children. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 240 Latino parents who reported the frequency of using PA parenting practices. 95% of respondents were mothers; 42% had more than a high school education. Child mean age was 4.5 (+/-0.9) years (52% male). Test-retest reliability was assessed in 20%, 2 weeks later. We assessed the fit of a priori models using Confirmatory factor analyses (CFA). In a separate sub-sample (35%), preschool-aged children wore accelerometers to assess associations with their PA and PPAPP subscales. RESULTS: The a-priori models showed poor fit to the data. A modified factor structure for encouraging PPAPP had one multiple-item scale: engagement (15 items), and two single-items (have outdoor toys; not enroll in sport-reverse coded). The final factor structure for discouraging PPAPP had 4 subscales: promote inactive transport (3 items), promote screen time (3 items), psychological control (4 items) and restricting for safety (4 items). Test-retest reliability (ICC) for the two scales ranged from 0.56-0.85. Cronbach's alphas ranged from 0.5-0.9. Several sub-factors correlated in the expected direction with children's objectively measured PA. CONCLUSION: The final models for encouraging and discouraging PPAPP had moderate to good fit, with moderate to excellent test-retest reliabilities. The PPAPP should be further evaluated to better assess its associations with children's PA and offers a new tool for measuring PPAPP among Latino families with preschool-aged children.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ijbnpa.org/-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activityen_US
dc.rightsInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Copyright © BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titlePsychometrics of the Preschooler Physical Activity Parenting Practices instrument among a Latino sampleen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailCerin, E: ecerin@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityCerin, E=rp00890en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1479-5868-11-3-
dc.identifier.pmid24428935-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3903032-
dc.identifier.hkuros233201en_US
dc.identifier.volume11en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000332900600001-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats