Parenting Influences on Child Self-regulation, Energy Intake, and Weight (ICPSR 35860)

Principal Investigator(s): Hughes, Sheryl O., Baylor College of Medicine


In this project, a longitudinal design is employed to examine temporal relationships of child self-regulation, food intake, and weight status with parenting styles and practices in low-income Hispanic and African American families with preschoolers. In addition to parental self-reports, parenting and child eating behavior is assessed by standard observational methodology using established theoretical perspectives from developmental literature.

Access Notes

Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1R01HD062567)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    childhood, eating habits, obesity, parenting skills, poverty

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Data Type(s):    observational data

Data Collection Notes:

NICHD funded the PRIMARY DATA COLLECTION of this project.

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