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Table 4 Coefficients (SE) from regression models for self-concept measured using Piers-Harris Self-Concept Scale (2nd edition) (n=78)

From: High adiposity is associated cross-sectionally with low self-concept and body size dissatisfaction among indigenous Cree schoolchildren in Canada

Variable Coeff.a SE p-value
  Global Self- Concept
BMI z-scoreb −1.31 (0.65) 0.05
Boy Ref.   
Girl −3.78 (1.75) 0.03
Age (years) 0.02 (0.82) 0.99
  Behavioural adjustment
BMI z-scoreb −0.66 (0.67) 0.33
Boy Ref.   
Girl 0.52 (1.80) 0.77
Age (years) 0.55 (0.84) 0.51
  Intellectual and school status
BMI z-scoreb −1.46 (0.70) 0.04
Boy Ref.   
Girl −3.43 (1.88) 0.07
Age (years) −0.54 (0.88) 0.54
  Physical appearance and attributes
BMI z-scoreb −1.30 (0.59) 0.03
Boy Ref.   
Girl −4.15 (1.57) 0.01
Age (years) −1.53 (0.73) 0.04
  Freedom from anxiety
BMI z-scoreb −0.97 (0.75) 0.20
Boy Ref.   
Girl −3.55 (2.00) 0.08
Age (years) −0.13 (0.93) 0.89
   Popularity  
BMI z-scoreb −0.35 (0.66) 0.60
Boy Ref.   
Girl −1.32 (1.78) 0.46
Age (years) 0.30 (0.83) 0.72
  Happiness and satisfaction
BMI z-scoreb −1.32 (0.69) 0.06
Boy Ref.   
Girl −2.40 (1.85) 0.20
Age (years) −0.32 (0.86) 0.71
  1. Abbreviations: BMI, body mass index (kg/m2).
  2. a Coefficients from multivariate linear regression models (see Methods).
  3. b BMI z-scores according to the World Health Organization age- and gender-specific reference values [20].