Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Child Feeding Questionnaire among Low-Income African-American Families of Preschool Children
child feeding questionnaire, feeding practices, restriction, african american, low-income, validation
This study examined the factor structure for three of the Child Feeding Questionnaire (CFQ) sub-scales, a widely used measure of parental feeding practices, among 296 low-income parents of African American preschool children. Confirmatory factor analysis showed an overall poor fit among CFQ sub-scales; Restriction, Pressure to Eat, and Concern about Child Weight, (chi (2), (df = 87=300.249, CFI=1.00, NNFI=1.07, RMSEA=.091). Additionally, Cronbach's Alpha coefficients for 2 of the three sub-scales were below acceptable recommendations (Restriction=0.69; Pressure to Eat=0.58). These results suggest further psychometric clarification is needed to understand commonly reported feeding practice constructs among low-income African American mothers of preschool aged children.
Boles, R. E.,
Nelson, T. D.,
Chamberlin, L. A.,
Valenzuela, J. M.,
Sherman, S. N.,
Johnson, S. L.,
Powers, S. W.
(2010). Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Child Feeding Questionnaire among Low-Income African-American Families of Preschool Children. Appetite, 54(2), 402-405.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_facarticles/151