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Table 4 Predictors of FID (Feel minus Ideal Discrepancy) and FAI (Feel weight status minus Actual weight status Inconsistency): results of multiple regression analysis

From: Body image perception and body composition in early adolescents: a longitudinal study of an Italian cohort

Variables I measurement II measurement III measurement
FID β t p β t p β t p
Age −0.118 −1.488 0.139 −0.124 −1.827 0.070 −0.022 −0.373 0.710
BMI 0.402 5.056 0.000 0.596 8.821 0.000 0.675 11.176 0.000
Sex (female) 0.164 2.057 0.042 0.203 3.001 0.003 0.226 3.735 0.000
R2 0.183    0.407    0.533   
Adjusted R2 0.164    0.393    0.523   
p 0.000    0.000    0.000   
FAI β t p β t p β t p
Age 0.024 0.285 0.776 −0.027 −0.343 0.732 0.109 1.403 0.163
BMI 0.054 0.642 0.522 0.307 3.885 0.000 0.289 3.711 0.000
Sex (female) 0.269 3.164 0.002 0.316 3.982 0.000 0.322 4.111 0.000
R2 0.074    0.189     0.222  
Adjusted R2 0.053    0.170     0.203  
p 0.018    0.000     0.000  
  1. β regression coefficient, BMI Body Mass Index