Table 3

Correlations between the five general parenting constructs and parent personality and child BMI z-scores
Measure Mean ( SD ) Nurturance Structure Behavioral control Overprotection Coercive control
Big Five Extraversion 5.19 (1.26) 0.27** 0.24** 0.08** −0.09** −0.17**
Agreeableness 5.86 (0.73) 0.42* 0.31** 0.14** 0.02 −0.21**
Conscientiousness 5.06 (1.19) 0.14** 0.35** 0.18** 0.13** 0.02
Openness to experience 4.78 (1.11) 0.29** 0.21** 0.06* −0.06* −0.18**
Neuroticism 3.25 (1.16) −0.20** -0.30** 0.05* 0.18** 0.32**
Parenting Nurturance 4.46 (0.40) - - - - -
Structure 3.84 (0.45) 0.49** - - - -
Behavioral control 4.00 (0.49) 0.33** 0.18** - - -
Overprotection 2.55 (0.55) 0.01 −0.06* 0.22** - -
Coercive control 2.06 (0.50) −0.37** −0.32** 0.27** 0.37** -

Note: n = 1482; missing parent personality n = 4; missing child age n = 11; 62-item parenting questionnaire; *p ≤ 0.05 (two-sided), **p ≤ 0.01 (two-sided).

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Sleddens et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014 11:15   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-11-15

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