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Table 5 Main effects in appearance-related social pressure for BMI - categories

From: The face of appearance-related social pressure: gender, age and body mass variations in peer and parental pressure during adolescence

  Under Low High Over  
( n=338) ( n=294) ( n=362) ( n=118)
M M M M  
  (SD) (SD) (SD) (SD)
Parental Pressure
Parental Teasing 1.11 1.13 1.18 1.22  
(0.34) (0.35) (0.45) (0.56)
Injustice & Ignorance 1.09 1.13 1.18 1.15  
(0.22) (0.29) (0.39) (0.35)
Parental Encouragement 1.53a 1.59a 1.70a 2.18b η2 = .07***
(0.66) (0.68) (0.77) (0.89)
Parental Norms & Modeling 2.01 2.16 2.19 2.17  
(0.69) (0.73) (0.81) (0.78)
Peer Pressure
Peer Teasing 1.38a 1.43a 1.62b 1.98c η2 = .09***
(0.49) (0.50) (0.68) (0.92)
Exclusion 1.68a 1.73a 1.97b 2.29c η2 = .08***
(0.62) (0.66) (0.85) (0.97)
School & Class Norms 1.98a 2.05ab 2.22b 2.15ab η2 = .02**
(0.70) (0.74) (0.83) (0.81)
Modeling by Friends 2.33 2.44 2.52 2.45  
(0.74) (0.76) (0.78) (0.80)
  1. Note. Under = underweight (BMI < 25th percentile), Low = low average (25th ≤ BMI < 50th percentile), High = high average (50th ≤ BMI < 85th percentile), Over = overweight (BMI ≥ 85th percentile). The items are rated on a 5-point Likert scale from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree). Means with the same subscript are not significantly different.
  2. *p < .05; **p < .01; *** p < .001.