Confirmatory factor analysis of the Child Feeding Questionnaire among low-income African American families of preschool children

Richard E. Boles, Timothy D Nelson, Leigh A. Chamberlin, Jessica M. Valenzuela, Susan N. Sherman, Susan L. Johnson, Scott W. Powers

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Abstract

This study examined the factor structure for three of the Child Feeding Questionnaire (CFQ) subscales, a widely used measure of parental feeding practices, among 296 low-income parents of African American preschool children. Confirmatory factor analysis showed an overall poor fit among CFQ subscales; Restriction, Pressure to Eat, and Concern about Child Weight, (χ2, (df = 87 = 300.249, CFI = 1.00, NNFI = 1.07, RMSEA = .091). Additionally, Cronbach's Alpha coefficients for 2 of the three subscales were below acceptable recommendations (Restriction = 0.69; Pressure to Eat = 0.58). These results suggest further psychometric clarification is needed to understand commonly reported feeding practice constructs among low-income African American mothers of preschool aged children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-405
Number of pages4
JournalAppetite
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

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Preschool Children
African Americans
Statistical Factor Analysis
Pressure
Psychometrics
Parents
Mothers
Weights and Measures
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • African American
  • Child Feeding Questionnaire
  • Feeding practices
  • Low-income
  • Restriction
  • Validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Psychology(all)

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Confirmatory factor analysis of the Child Feeding Questionnaire among low-income African American families of preschool children. / Boles, Richard E.; Nelson, Timothy D; Chamberlin, Leigh A.; Valenzuela, Jessica M.; Sherman, Susan N.; Johnson, Susan L.; Powers, Scott W.

In: Appetite, Vol. 54, No. 2, 01.04.2010, p. 402-405.

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Boles, Richard E. ; Nelson, Timothy D ; Chamberlin, Leigh A. ; Valenzuela, Jessica M. ; Sherman, Susan N. ; Johnson, Susan L. ; Powers, Scott W. / Confirmatory factor analysis of the Child Feeding Questionnaire among low-income African American families of preschool children. In: Appetite. 2010 ; Vol. 54, No. 2. pp. 402-405.
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