Determining Mothers' Attitude in Developing Preschool Children' Eating Behaviours


ÖZGEN L. , DEMİRİZ S.

Proceedings of 6th World Conference on Educational Sciences, Valletta, Malta, 6 - 09 February 2014, vol.191, pp.662-667 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 191
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.636
  • City: Valletta
  • Country: Malta
  • Page Numbers: pp.662-667
  • Keywords: Preschool children, eating behaviours, positive and negative attitude

Abstract

This research is conducted to determine attitude of mothers' that has children aged 4-5 towards adopting preschool children eating behaviours. The population of the study consists of mothers who have children aged 4-5 with normal development. The study was performed at the preschools and nursery classes which are subsidiaries of Ankara Provincial Directorate of National Education. These classes are in central districts of Ankara which is the capital of Turkey. The sample of the study consists of 405 mothers of children educated in preschools and nursery classes and these mothers are selected by random sampling. When findings are examined, there is no difference is statistically significant determined between age group and sex variables in "positive" and "negative" subscales of mothers' attitude in developing children eating behaviours. However it is statistically significant determined that mothers ages between 35 and 45 have more negative attitude than mothers ages between 24 and 34 according to "negative" subscales of mothers' attitude in developing children eating behaviours. It is also statistically significant determined that mothers have "positive" attitude according to "democratic" and "over protective" subscales of Hamel mother's attitude scale and "positive" subscale of attitude in developing children eating habits. Furthermore there is a statistically significant relationship between "negative" subscale of mothers' attitude in developing children eating habits and "authoritarian" and "inconsistent" subscale of Hamel mother's attitude scale. Crown Copyright (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd.