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Table 2 Types of Parental Support Behaviours, Adapted from Beets et al. [16]

From: The impact of different types of parental support behaviours on child physical activity, healthy eating, and screen time: a cross-sectional study

Type Motivational Instrumental Regulatory Conditional
Definition Provision of verbal/nonverbal prompts to engage in the behavior of interest, validation and affirmation of involvement or performance from participating in the behavior. Provision of tangible aid and/or services Enforcing rules and/or setting limits Directly involved in, or within proximity of, the activity with the child