The purpose of this study was to research parents' ability to acknowledge obesity within their own child. Based on this goal, the following hypotheses were tested: parents who are overweight or obese themselves will be less likely to acknowledge the presence of overweight or obesity in their own child; increases in the characteristics of Nature Deficit Disorder, namley sedentary activity and exclusion of the outdoors, will be positively correlated with increases in childhood obesity; there is no relationship between a parent's BMI and their child's sedentary behavior; there is no relationship between a parent's BMI and their child's physically active behavior. No significance was found, however findings indicated that the majority of parents, regardless of their weight category, were unable to correctly identify the weight category of their child. Further research is recommended to explore a parent's ability to correctly indicate the weight category of their own child.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nutrition, Individual & family studies, Recreation|
|Keywords:||Childhood obesity, Nature-deficit disorder, Obesity|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be