Journal article

Leading by example: Development of a maternal modelling of positive body image scale and relationships to body image attitudes

Stephanie R Damiano, Zali Yager, Ivanka Prichard, Laura M Hart

BODY IMAGE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2019

Abstract

The aims of this study were to develop a measure, the Role Modelling of Body Image (Attitudes and Behaviors) Questionnaire (RMBI-Q), to determine maternal perceptions of their body image role modelling in front of their children, and to evaluate how role modelling differs with demographic characteristics to identify characteristics of mothers who may require assistance in being a positive role model. Participants were a community-based sample of 887 mothers who provided demographic information and completed the RMBI-Q, Body Appreciation Scale (BAS-2), and a measure of dietary restraint (DEBQ) in an online questionnaire. Exploratory factor analysis revealed one 7-item factor for the RMBI-Q. C..

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