Congratulations to Dr. Michelle Guerrero and colleagues on their new publication titled â€śTypologies of family functioning and 24-h movement behaviorâ€ť just published in theÂ International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health! Citation details and a summary of the paper are below.
Guerrero, M.D.; Barnes, J.D.; Tremblay, M.S.; Pulkki-RĂĄback, L. Typologies of Family Functioning and 24-h Movement Behaviors.Â Int. J. Environ. Res. Public HealthÂ 2021,Â 18, 699.
Research on the importance of the family environment on childrenâ€™s health behaviors is ubiquitous, yet critical gaps in the literature exist. Many studies have focused on one family characteristic and have relied on variable-centered approaches as opposed to person-centered approaches (e.g., latent profile analysis). The purpose of the current study was to use latent profile analysis to identify family typologies characterized by parental acceptance, parental monitoring, and family conflict, and to examine whether such typologies are associated with the number of movement behavior recommendations (i.e., physical activity, screen time, and sleep) met by children. Data for this cross-sectional observational study were part of the baseline data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. Data were collected across 21 study sites in the United States. Participants included 10,712 children (female = 5143, males = 5578) aged 9 and 10 years (M = 9.91, SD = 0.62). Results showed that children were meaningfully classified into one of five family typologies. Children from families withÂ high acceptance, medium monitoring,Â andÂ medium conflictÂ (P2; OR = 0.54; 95% CI, 0.39â€“0.76);Â high acceptance,Â medium monitoring, andÂ high conflictÂ (P3; OR = 0.28; 95% CI, 0.20, 0.40);Â low acceptance,Â low monitoring, andÂ medium conflictÂ (P4; OR = 0.24; 95% CI, 0.16, 0.36); andÂ medium acceptance,Â low monitoring, andÂ high conflictÂ (P5; OR = 0.19; 95% CI, 0.12â€“0.29) were less likely to meet all three movement behavior recommendations compared to children from families withÂ high acceptance,Â high monitoring, andÂ low conflictÂ (P1). These findings highlight the importance of the family environment for promoting healthy movement behaviors among children
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