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Table 3 Correlations between boys’ and parents’ body size attitudes and body image variables

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

Predictor   Figure for negative characteristics Figure for positive characteristics Current – Ideal discrepancy
Parent BMI Mother .01 .01 .01
  Father -.02 .17 .03
Negative attitudes towards obese Mother .15 -.14 -.06
  Father .30** -.34** .06
Body dissatisfaction Mother .06 -.04 .16
  Father -.11 .16 -.08
Dietary restraint Mother .09 -.03 .05
  Father -.15 .22* -.21
  1. *p < .05 **p < .01.