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The Influence of Fathers on Children’s Physical Activity and Dietary Behaviors: Insights, Recommendations and Future Directions

Overview of attention for article published in Current Obesity Reports, July 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#23 of 268)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (77th percentile)

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Title
The Influence of Fathers on Children’s Physical Activity and Dietary Behaviors: Insights, Recommendations and Future Directions
Published in
Current Obesity Reports, July 2017
DOI 10.1007/s13679-017-0275-6
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Authors

Philip J. Morgan, Myles D. Young

Abstract

Although fathers have an important influence on their children's well-being, their unique influence on child lifestyle behaviors has been largely overlooked in the literature. To inform and encourage future research, this paper provides an overview of existing studies that have examined the influence of fathers on the physical activity and dietary behaviors of their children. While the available data indicate that fathers' behaviors and parenting practices likely play an important role in promoting healthy behaviors in children, the evidence base is limited by a reliance on observational designs and small, ungeneralizable samples. This paper also provides a summary of the methods, research findings, and experiential insights we have gained while conducting the "Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids" randomized controlled trials, which tested the efficacy and effectiveness of a socio-culturally targeted program that engages fathers to improve their own health and the health of their children. The paper concludes with a series of recommendations for recruiting and engaging fathers and a summary of directions for future research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 38 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 16%
Student > Bachelor 5 13%
Student > Master 5 13%
Librarian 2 5%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Other 7 18%
Unknown 11 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 9 24%
Social Sciences 3 8%
Sports and Recreations 3 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 5%
Other 8 21%
Unknown 11 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 37. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 September 2017.
All research outputs
#443,627
of 13,266,991 outputs
Outputs from Current Obesity Reports
#23
of 268 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#17,544
of 266,013 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Current Obesity Reports
#2
of 9 outputs
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