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Table 2 Internal consistencies, test-retest reliability coefficients, and means (±SD) for the parenting practices scales

From: Psychometric properties of instruments to measure parenting practices and children’s movement behaviors in low-income families from Brazil

Scale (#items) Internal consistency (Ω) Test-retest reliability (ICC) Mean ± SD
Time 1 Time 2 Time 1 Time 2
Controlling physical activity parenting practices
 Rules around active play indoors 0.85 0.81 0.90 2.3 ± 0.5 2.2 ± 0.4
 Rules around active play outdoors 0.71 0.79 0.96 3.2 ± 1.4 3.2 ± 1.4
 Use of PA to reward/control child behavior 0.88 0.88 0.92 2.9 ± 1.4 3.0 ± 1.3
 Limiting outdoor play due to weather 0.83 0.80 0.90 3.8 ± 1.7 3.7 ± 1.5
 Limiting or monitoring of screen time 0.85 0.89 0.97 1.8 ± 0.9 1.8 ± 0.9
 Use of screen time to reward/control child behavior 0.86 0.89 0.95 2.7 ± 1.5 2.8 ± 1.5
Supportive physical activity parenting practices
 Explicit modeling and enjoyment of PA 0.78 0.76 0.95 2.9 ± 0.8 2.9 ± 0.7
 Verbal encouragement for PA 0.71 0.71 0.84 3.1 ± 1.0 3.0 ± 1.0
 Logistic support for sports 0.70 0.63 0.47 0.8 ± 0.4 1.3 ± 0.5
 Logistic support for active play 0.80 0.71 0.91 2.6 ± 1.5 2.6 ± 1.3
 Importance and value of PA 0.83 0.78 0.82 4.2 ± 0.7 4.0 ± 0.7
 Support/reinforcement from other adults 0.50 0.46 0.75 3.8 ± 0.7 3.7 ± 0.7
Supportive screen parenting practices
 Exposure to ST 0.75 0.77 0.99 4.3 ± 2.3 4.3 ± 2.3
 Explicit modeling and enjoyment of ST 0.79 0.76 0.82 3.7 ± 1.1 3.7 ± 0.9
Sleep parenting practices
 Consistency: routine behavior 0.79 0.82 0.86 4.0 ± 0.9 4.1 ± 0.9
 Consistency: routine environment 0.78 0.75 0.88 4.3 ± 0.8 4.2 ± 0.7
 Reactivity 0.68 0.70 0.87 1.4 ± 0.6 1.5 ± 0.6
 Adaptive activities 0.73 0.77 0.91 3.7 ± 0.8 3.6 ± 0.7
 Maladaptive activities 0.35 0.38 0.76 2.5 ± 0.6 2.5 ± 0.6
  1. Legend: Ω McDonald’s Omega, ICC Intraclass correlation coefficient, PA Physical activity, SD Standard deviation, ST Screen time