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Table 1 Mean scores of child and parent body size attitudes and body image

From: Relationships between body size attitudes and body image of 4-year-old boys and girls, and attitudes of their fathers and mothers

Variable M SD Range M SD Range
  Boys Girls
Figure for negative characteristics 3.49 0.76 1.63 – 5.00 3.57 0.76 1.57 – 5.00
Figure for positive characteristics 2.65 0.75 1.00 – 4.67 2.54 0.72 1.00 – 4.67
Current figure 2.09 1.22 1.00 – 5.00 2.13 1.11 1.00 – 5.00
Ideal figure 2.36 1.32 1.00 – 5.00 2.31 1.16 1.00 – 5.00
Current – Ideal discrepancy −0.27 0.96 −4.00 – 4.00 −0.19 1.00 −4.00 – 3.00
  Fathers Mothers
Negative attitudes towards obese persons 57.87 12.70 25.56 – 91.37 53.85 11.83 21.64 – 85.93
Body dissatisfaction 20.01 5.35 10.33 – 37.67 23.64 5.76 11.67 – 42.00
Dietary restraint 2.08 0.73 1.00 – 4.00 2.54 0.75 1.00 – 5.00
  1. Note: Boys n = 127; Girls n = 152; Fathers N = 205; Mothers N = 270.