The Influence of Body Shape Perception on Physical Activity, Screen Time, and Eating in Black School-Aged Immigrant Children

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dc.contributor.authorGunter, Ashley
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-29T14:54:45Z
dc.date.available2021-04-22T09:00:08Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/34576
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-881
dc.description.abstractBackground: Previous studies revealed both parents and children tend to misperceive the child’s body shape. Body shape perception has been found to influence modifiable lifestyle habits; however, these relationships have been scarcely studied. Objective: To determine the influence of body shape perception on physical activity, screen time, and maternal feeding practices. Methods: A total of 259 mother-child dyads were interviewed. Data were collected during structured interviews and included questions regarding body shape perception, physical activity, screen time, and maternal feeding practices. Results: Roughly 50% of mothers and children misperceived the child’s body shape. Children’s physical activity and certain maternal feeding practices were found to be influenced by body shape perception; however, body shape perception did not significantly influence children’s screen time. Conclusion: Body shape misperception was frequent among this group of mothers and children. As well, body shape perception seemed to have influenced certain modifiable lifestyle habits.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectBlack children
dc.subjectBody shape perception
dc.subjectPhysical activity
dc.subjectScreen time
dc.subjectEating
dc.titleThe Influence of Body Shape Perception on Physical Activity, Screen Time, and Eating in Black School-Aged Immigrant Children
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.supervisorGiroux, Isabelle
dc.contributor.supervisorJutai, Jeffrey
dc.embargo.terms2021-04-22 00:00:00
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences de la santé / Health Sciences
uottawa.departmentÉcole interdisciplinaire des sciences de la santé / Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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