Parenting style associated with sedentary behaviour in preschool children

  title={Parenting style associated with sedentary behaviour in preschool children},
  author={David P. Schary and Bradley J. Cardinal and Paul Dinneen Loprinzi},
  journal={Early Child Development and Care},
  pages={1015 - 1026}
There is an absence of studies exploring the relationship between parental style and sedentary behaviour in preschool-aged children. Given the link between parenting style and other health behaviours, and given that preschool children engage in relatively high levels of sedentary behaviour, this study's purpose was to examine if a preschool child's time spent in sedentary activity (i.e. ‘screen-based’ media viewing and quiet play) differed by parenting style and if the behaviour differed… 

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