The Comprehensive Snack Parenting Questionnaire (CSPQ): Development and Test-Retest Reliability

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Abstract

The narrow focus of existing food parenting instruments led us to develop a food parenting practices instrument measuring the full range of food practices constructs with a focus on snacking behavior. We present the development of the questionnaire and our research on the test-retest reliability. The developed Comprehensive Snack Parenting Questionnaire (CSPQ) covers 21 constructs. Test-retest reliability was assessed by calculating intra class correlation coefficients and percentage agreement after two administrations of the CSPQ among a sample of 66 Dutch parents. Test-retest reliability analysis revealed acceptable intra class correlation coefficients (0.41) or agreement scores (0.60) for all items. These results, together with earlier work, suggest sufficient psychometric characteristics. The comprehensive, but brief CSPQ opens up chances for highly essential but unstudied research questions to understand and predict children's snack intake. Example applications include studying the interactional nature of food parenting practices or interactions of food parenting with general parenting or child characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number862
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

Keywords

  • food parenting practices
  • questionnaire
  • reliability
  • snack intake
  • children
  • CSPQ
  • snacking
  • CHILDHOOD OVERWEIGHT
  • VEGETABLE CONSUMPTION
  • CHILDREN
  • VALIDITY
  • BEHAVIOR
  • OBESITY
  • FOODS
  • ADULTHOOD
  • TRACKING
  • QUALITY

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