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Child Health Nursing Research 2014;20(1):30-38.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4094/chnr.2014.20.1.30
Factors Influencing Maternal Support for Physical Activity of Preschool Children.
Jin Suk Ra, Sun Mi Chae
1College of Nursing, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea.
2College of Nursing & The Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. schae@snu.ac.kr
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore maternal physical activity support for preschool children. METHODS: Survey methodology using a self-administered questionnaire was employed. Mothers with preschool children from a daycare center in Daejeon participated in the study. One hundred and fifty-six questionnaires were analyzed. RESULTS: Mothers with preschool children showed a moderate level of physical activity support for their children. Significant factors affecting physical activity support of mothers were monthly household income (beta=.417, p=.002), maternal self-efficacy for physical activity support (beta=.231, p=.003), information for physical activity support (beta=.173, p=.022), and experience of education about physical activity support (beta=.237, p=.002). These variables explained 26.4% of the variance in physical activity support (F=7.628, p<.001). CONCLUSION: To improve maternal support for increasing physical activity of preschool children, maternal education and appropriate information should be provided to improve self-efficacy for physical activity support.
Key words: Mothers; Preschool Children; Motor Activity; Social Support
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