TABLE 3

Standardized Regression Coefficients Derived From Conditional Multigroup Univariate LGM Models Predicting Self-Perceptions for Boys and Girls

Estimated RelationSEIM UseSexual Information SeekingSNS Use
BoysGirlsBoysGirlsBoysGirls
T4 Physical self-esteem
 Intercept online behavior–0.00 (0.06)0.01 (0.05)–0.02 (0.07)0.04 (0.06)0.05 (0.05)–0.08 (0.05)
 Slope online behavior0.01 (0.07)–0.07 (0.05)–0.02 (0.08)-0.06 (0.07)0.05 (0.09)–0.16 (0.07)*
 T1 Physical self-esteem0.43 (0.05)***0.59 (0.03)***0.43 (0.05)***0.60 (0.03)***0.42 (0.05)***0.59 (0.03)***
T4 Body surveillance
 Intercept online behavior0.13 (0.05)*0.02 (0.04)0.15 (0.07)*0.05 (0.07)0.12 (0.05)*0.14 (0.06)*
 Slope online behavior0.10 (0.07)0.08 (0.05)0.11 (0.09)0.07 (0.09)–0.02 (0.09)0.15 (0.07)*
 T1 Body surveillance0.31 (0.05)***0.43 (0.05)***0.31 (0.05)***0.42 (0.05)***0.31 (0.05)***0.43 (0.04)***
T4 Satisfaction sexual experience
 Intercept online behavior–0.22 (0.06)**–0.11 (0.06)–0.30 (0.07)***–0.08 (0.08)–0.12 (0.06)*–0.16 (0.06)**
 Slope online behavior–0.12 (0.08)–0.13 (0.05)*0.03 (0.10)–0.21 (0.10)*0.09 (0.11)0.01 (0.10)
 T1 Sexual satisfaction0.11 (0.05)*0.19 (0.05)***0.12 (0.05)*0.18 (0.05)**0.13 (0.05)**0.17 (0.05)**
Intercept online behaviora
 T1 Privacy Internet use (1 = yes)0.07 (0.05)0.12 (0.05)**0.17 (0.07)*0.13 (0.05)*0.16 (0.06)**0.03 (0.06)
 T1 Rule setting for Internet use–0.21 (0.05)***–0.06 (0.07)–0.13 (0.09)–0.13 (0.07)–0.26 (0.07)***–0.35 (0.06)***
 T1 Communication risks–0.09 (0.06)0.01 (0.05)–0.09 (0.12)0.05 (0.07)–0.03 (0.07)0.01 (0.06)
 T1 Age0.35 (0.05)***0.06 (0.07)0.14 (0.09)0.08 (0.08)–0.04 (0.06)–0.02 (0.06)
Slope online behaviora
 T1 Privacy Internet use (1 = yes)0.00 (0.07)–0.09 (0.06)–0.15 (0.10)–0.08 (0.07)–0.19 (0.10)0.05 (0.09)
 T1 Rule setting for Internet use0.06 (0.08)–0.04 (0.06)0.17 (0.11)0.09 (0.07)0.19 (0.12)0.20 (0.09)*
 T1 Communication risks0.12 (0.08)0.02 (0.05)0.09 (0.13)–0.03 (0.08)0.09 (0.12)0.05 (0.09)
 T1 Age–0.20 (0.07)**–0.01 (0.06)0.02 (0.10)0.05 (0.08)–0.09 (0.11)–0.17 (0.10)
  • Data are presented as β (SE). N models for boys = 596, N models for girls = 536. Models had adequate fit statistics: comparative fit index, ≥0.94; root mean square error of approximation, ≤0.05. *P < .05, **P < .01, ***P < .001.

  • a Presented parameters are derived from models including physical self-esteem as self-perception measure. Parameters from models with different self-perception measures are not presented for the sake of parsimony. These parameters are largely similar but may vary slightly by measure.