Eka Mishbahatul M, Della Febien Prahasiwi, Sylvia Dwi Wahyuni, Nursalam, Ferry Efendi. (2018). Mothers’ Behaviour Regarding School-Aged Children’s Nutrition: in Indonesia. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, November 2018, Vol. 9, No. 11.
Malnutrition in school-aged children in the coastal area of Indonesia, increased every year. This can be caused by improper nutrition intake. Such as in Bulak Banteng Village, East Java, presumably, it was mothers’ behaviour in providing children’s nutritional needs that caused the malnutrition. This research aimed to evaluate factors which influenced mothers’ behaviour in the coastal area of Indonesia in the fulfilment of school-aged children’s nutrition based on health promotion model. Method: This was an observational analysis study with a cross-sectional approach. Samples were 100 mothers of school-age children who lived at Bulak Banteng Village, East Java, Indonesia. Samples were taken by using a stratified random sampling technique. Independent variables were mother’s prior related behaviour, self-motivation, perceived benefits, perceived barriers, perceived self-efficacy, activity-related affect, and commitment in fulfilling nutrition. The dependent variable was the mother’s behaviour in fulfilling nutrition. The data were collected by using questionnaire, then analysed by using linear regression. Result and Analysis: Linear regression analysis indicated that motivation (p=0.020), perceived barriers (p=0.000), self-efficacy (p=0.003), and activityrelated affect (p=0.000) were influenced mother’s behaviour in fulfilling school-aged children nutrition by p<0.05. Discussion: Mother’s motivation, self-efficacy, and activity-related affect have a role in mother’s behaviour in fulfilling school-aged children nutrition. Nurses should create health promotion which can increase mother’s motivation, efficacy, and affect in fulfilling school-aged children nutrition.
Keywords: health promotion model, mothers’ behaviour, nutrition, school-aged children