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Table 4 Correlations between feeding practices (weighted composite scores), eating behaviours (mean scores) and child WAZ measured at child age 2 years

From: The feeding practices and structure questionnaire: construction and initial validation in a sample of Australian first-time mothers and their 2-year olds

  Satiety responsiveness & slowness eating Fussiness Food responsiveness Enjoyment food Emotional undereating Emotional overeating Desire drink Child weight-for-age z-score
(n = 461) (n = 461) (n = 461) (n = 461) (n = 461) (n = 460) (n = 461) (n = 458)
Distrust in appetite -.081 .139** .153** -.085 .097* .225*** .162*** .017
Reward for behaviour .030 .162*** .339*** -.088 .222*** .386*** .116* .028
Reward for eating .101* .286*** .193*** -.202*** .205*** .287*** .119* .021
Persuasive feeding .108* .266*** .181*** -.173*** .260*** .263*** .197*** -.034
Covert restriction .025 .005 -.016 .016 .047 -.047 -.020 -.035
Overt restriction .173*** .132** .258*** -.074 .180*** .167*** .119* -.033
Structured meal setting -.162*** -.142** -.032 .245*** -.153** -.136** -.063 .059
Structured meal timing -.045 -.048 .012 .074 .093* -.044 -.050 -.021
Family meal setting -.014 -.397*** -.017 .286*** -.154** -.126** -.087 -.026
  1. *For p < .05, **for p < .01 and ***for p < .001.