Title My dad is number one role model (... but David Beckham is a good substitute), say boys of today Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet The Daily Mail Media type Web Country United Kingdom Date 12/01/11 Description The only person able to better David Beckham as a role model for young boys in Britain today is a son's own father, according to new research.
A nationwide study of more than 1,200 boys and their parents found that one in five boys (18 per cent) look up to the former England captain, himself a father of three boys.
However, 50 per cent of the boys surveyed said their own father was their number one role model.
URL www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1346343/Dads-popular-David-Beckham-role-models-boys.html Persons Louise Ellis Title UK fathers 'are top role models' Degree of recognition Regional Media name/outlet Belfast Telegraph Country Ireland Date 12/01/11 Description The nationwide study of more than 1,200 boys and their parents found one in five boys, or 18%, look up to the former England captain.
However, 50% of the boys surveyed said their own father was their number one role model.
Other sports stars cited by young boys as top role models were Cristiano Ronaldo and Roger Federer.
The findings are in contrast to those of parents who favoured musicians, actors and even royalty among their role models with Madonna and Diana, Princess of Wales securing pole position with 14% each.
Other celebrities on the list included Jeremy Clarkson, Lord Alan Sugar, Bill Gates and Simon Cowell.
Louise Ellis, sport psychologist and performance consultant, said: "It's testament to Beckham's sheer hard work and determination both on and off the pitch, as a sportsman, a businessman, a father and a global ambassador. He's a winning inspiration for the new generation."
URL https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/uk-fathers-are-top-role-models-28581091.html Persons Louise Ellis