The Influence of Parents Feeding Practices, Eating Knowledge, and Attitude on Eating Behavior among Senior High School Students in South Tangerang, Indonesia


  • Siti Soraya Study Program of Magister Sciences of Family and Child Development, IPB University, Bogor 16680, Indonesia
  • Dwi Hastuti Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology, IPB University, Bogor 16680, Indonesiav
  • Irni Rahmayani Johan Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology, IPB University, Bogor 16680, Indonesia



Eating behavior, Eating attitude, Eating knowledge, High school students, Parents feeding practices


BACKGROUND: Adolescence is a period of transition from childhood to early adulthood, an important period because of the rapid development of reproductive organs. The quality of adolescent food consumption in South Tangerang City in 2018 was not appropriate because of consumption less fiber, fruit, and vegetables, consuming foods high in sugar, fast food, and skipping meals, and consuming snacks outside the home. Adolescent eating behavior was also determined through knowledge information and attitude about food originated from parents’ feeding practices that influenced adolescent eating behavior.

AIM: This study aims to determine the effect of parents’ feeding practices, eating knowledge, and attitude on eating behavior among senior high school students in South Tangerang.

METHODS: The study involved 503 high school students who were selected purposively using the online data collection through convenience sampling technique. The design of this study used a cross-sectional study through an online self-administered method with the help of a questionnaire. Path analysis is used to see the direct and indirect effects using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences 25.0.

RESULTS: The influence test results show that parents feeding practices (PX1 = 0.318*), eating knowledge (PX2 = 0.158*), and eating attitudes (PX3 = *0.022) directly affect students eating behavior.

CONCLUSION: There was a significant effect of parents’ feeding practices, knowledge, and eating attitude on the eating behavior.


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Soraya S, Hastuti D, Johan IR. The Influence of Parents Feeding Practices, Eating Knowledge, and Attitude on Eating Behavior among Senior High School Students in South Tangerang, Indonesia. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Oct. 16 [cited 2021 Dec. 4];9(E):913-8. Available from:



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