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Table 3 Baseline and post-intervention descriptives of parental regulation of TV-viewing and computer/game-use

From: Post-intervention effects on screen behaviours and mediating effect of parental regulation: the HEalth In Adolescents study – a multi-component school-based randomized controlled trial

  Baselinea Post-intervention
  Control Intervention Control Intervention
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Parental regulation TV-viewing, reported by b,c     
Adolescents 3.64 (0.96) 3.68 (0.93) 3.41 (1.07) 3.38 (1.05)
Mothers 4.06 (0.75) 4.18 (0.66)* 3.92 (0.71) 4.02 (0.68)
Fathers 3.96 (0.75) 4.19 (0.71)*** 3.80 (0.77) 3.90 (0.77)
Parental regulation comp/game-use, reported by b,c     
Adolescents 3.55 (0.99) 3.53 (1.01) 3.28 (1.11) 3.28 (1.10)
Mothers 4.13 (0.84) 4.20 (0.70) 3.98 (0.80) 3.97 (0.80)
Fathers 3.99 (0.82) 4.14 (0.72)* 3.77 (0.83) 3.87 (0.79)
  1. *p <.05, ***p <.001, otherwise non-significant.
  2. Comp/game: computer/game-use; SD: standard deviation.
  3. aBaseline differences between control and intervention for mediators were tested with independent t-test.
  4. bRange for regulation measures 1.00-5.00.
  5. cn for parental regulation measures reported by: Adolescents 1390-1405; Mothers 764-775; Fathers 642-65.