Household Food Insecurity and Children's Behaviour Problems: New Evidence from a Trajectories-Based Study

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Abstract

This study examined the association between household food insecurity (insufficient access to adequate and nutritious food) and trajectories of externalising and internalising behaviour problems in children from kindergarten to fifth grade using longitudinal data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study - Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K), a nationally representative study in the USA. Household food insecurity was assessed using the eighteen-item standard food security scale, and children's behaviour problems were reported by teachers. Latent growth curve analysis was conducted on 7,348 children in the ECLS-K, separately for boys and girls. Following adjustment for an extensive array of confounding variables, results suggest that food insecurity generally was not associated with developmental change in children's behaviour problems. The impact of food insecurity on behaviour problems may be episodic or interact with certain developmental stages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)993-1008
Number of pages16
JournalBritish Journal of Social Work
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 1

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Food Supply
nutrition situation
Child Behavior
kindergarten
evidence
longitudinal study
childhood
Longitudinal Studies
food
Confounding Factors (Epidemiology)
school grade
teacher
Food
Growth

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  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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