Table 4

Multivariate models for parental intentions to monitor outdoor play and snack intake (standardised betas)
Outdoor play Snack intake
intention intention
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Step 1: Distal factors
Ethnicity (Turkish vs. Dutch (reference) -.466** -.399** -.399** -.410** -.373** -.334*
Educational level (middle vs low (reference)) .213* .128 .117 .336** .171* .175*
Educational level (high vs low (reference)) .137 .016 .006 .340** .107 .122
Age of child -.066** -.047** -.043** -.066** -.033* -.032*

Perceived child weight

(-2 = far too heavy, 2 = far too light)

-.315** -.315** -.436** -.291** -.236** -.500**
Belief that genetic factors cause overweight (-2 = not important; 2 = important) -.149 -.052 -.050 -.055 .015 .011
Step 2: TPB factors
Attitude .522** .393** .524** .506**
Subjective norm .366** .432** .386** .407**
Perceived behavioural control .194** .242** .079 .083
Step 3: Interaction terms
Perceived child weight x attitude .149 .248*
Perceived child weight x subjective norm -.100 .071
Perceived child weight x perceived behavioural control .050 .080
Ethnicity x attitude .333 -.034
Ethnicity x subjective norm -.167* -.105
Ethnicity x perceived behavioural control -.166 .022
ΔR2 .081 .242 .014 .096 .252 .012
Full model R2 = .337 R2 = .360

* p < 0.05.

** p < 0.01.

Kocken et al.

Kocken et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:867   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-867

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