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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: The association of parent’s outcome expectations for child TV viewing with parenting practices and child TV viewing: an examination using path analysis

Variables (n = 287)
Parent/Child characteristics  
Parent sex, n (%)  
 Female 270 (94.08)
 Male 17 (5.92)
Parent age, mean years (SD) 37.44 (8.36)
Child sex, n (%)  
 Female 120 (41.81)
 Male 167 (58.19)
Child age, mean years (SD) 9.29 (2.12)
Household highest education n (%)  
 High School Graduate/GED or less 47 (16.38)
 Technical School or Some College 87 (30.31)
 College Graduate 74 (25.78)
 Post Graduate Study 79 (27.53)
Child’s race, n (%)  
 Caucasian 73 (25.44)
 African-American 41 (14.29)
 Hispanic 132 (45.99)
 Other 41 (14.29)
TV in child’s room, n (%)  
 Yes 156 (54.36)
 No 131 (45.64)
Child TV & DVD viewing in hours/day, mean (SD)  
 Weekday 2.33 (2.43)
 Weekend 3.87 (2.31)
Parent TV & DVD viewing in hours/day, mean (SD)  
 Weekday 2.28 (1.98)
 Weekend 3.33 (2.31)
Parent Outcome Expectations for Child TV viewing $, summed mean score (SD)  
Positive outcome expectations  
  Parent-Centered (7 items) 17.06 (5.38)
  Child-Centered (5 items) 15.94 (3.85)
Negative outcome expectations  
  TV and Content Exposure (7 items) 20.03 (6.56)
  Prevent Other Activities (6 items) 17.65 (5.59)
TV Parenting Practices, # summed mean score (SD)  
 Social Co-viewing (5 items) 18.31 (3.48)
 Restrictive (5 items) 18.88 (4.00)
  1. 1 participant reporting more than 20 h TV & DVD viewing was removed as (s)he was an outlier with implausible value
  2. $response range from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree)
  3. #response range from 1 (Never) to 5 (Always)