College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Child Feeding Questionnaire among Low-Income African-American Families of Preschool Children

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2010

Keywords

child feeding questionnaire, feeding practices, restriction, african american, low-income, validation

Publication Title

Appetite

ISSN

0195-6663

Volume

54

Issue/No.

2

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1016/j.appet.2009.12.013

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