Malnutrition is one of the important effective factors on mental and physical health of children. The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological characteristics, attachment styles and cognitive emotion regulation of mothers as predictive factors of anthropometrics indices in 2-7 year-old Children, in Isfahan.
This was a correlative study. The population was all 2-7 years old children of Isfahan and their mothers. A sample of 130 mothers of children, were selected by convenient sampling method. The instruments were used in this research were Adult Attachment Styles Questionnaire, short form of SCL-90 and cognitive-emotion regulation questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed by discriminant analysis.
The results showed that the psychological characteristics, attachment styles and cognitive emotion regulation of mothers can predict the nutritional problems of children.
These results revealed the importance of mother’s mental health, regulating emotional states and attachment styles in 2-7 years old children’s physical health