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Table 2 Incremental proportion of variance in physical activity-related parenting practices explained by sets of correlates (main effects) (n = 232)

From: Environmental and cultural correlates of physical activity parenting practices among Latino parents with preschool-aged children: Niños Activos

  Set of correlates added to the regression models of parenting practices
Parenting practice Socio-demographic Cultural Objective environmental Perceived environmental All correlates#
Encouraging PA Parenting Practices      
Engagement/Structure 0.040 0.020 0.003 0.149** 0.212***
Register child for sports or dance 0.016 0.001 0.004 0.085* 0.106**
Have outdoor toys available for child 0.045* 0.026 0.008 0.117** 0.196***
Discouraging PA Parenting Practices      
Safety concerns 0.043 0.046* 0.005 0.295*** 0.389***
Psychological control 0.071* 0.008 0.011 0.079* 0.170***
Promote inactivity 0.074* 0.002 0.014 0.022 0.112*
Promote screen time 0.025 0.012 0.016 0.014 0.068*
  1. Note: Data were collected in Harris County, TX from July 2011 to March 2012.
  2. All regression analyses were conducted using mixed linear models accounting for CBG-level clustering effects. The proportion of variance represents the total amount of within- and between-CBG variance explained in parenting practices. Socio-demographic correlates include child’s and respondent’s ages, child’s gender, highest educational attainment in the household, type of home, and children in the household; Cultural correlates include acculturation (English) and familism; Objective environmental correlates are crime index, traffic index, and distance to closest park; Perceived environmental correlates are signs of physical and social disorder, traffic safety, traffic hazards, stranger danger, availability of active play equipment, places for child’s physical activity, and neighborhood informal social control.
  3. #Total variance explained by all correlates. *p < .05; **p < .01; ***p < .001.