Sociocultural and individual influences on muscle gain and weight loss strategies among adolescent boys and girls

Ricciardelli, Lina and McCabe, Marita 2003, Sociocultural and individual influences on muscle gain and weight loss strategies among adolescent boys and girls, Psychology in the schools, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 209-224.

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Title Sociocultural and individual influences on muscle gain and weight loss strategies among adolescent boys and girls
Author(s) Ricciardelli, Lina
McCabe, Marita
Journal name Psychology in the schools
Volume number 40
Issue number 2
Start page 209
End page 224
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Place of publication Malden, Mass.
Publication date 2003
ISSN 0033-3085
1520-6807
Summary The study examined the role of body dissatisfaction, body image importance, sociocultural influences (media and parent and peer encouragement), self-esteem and negative affect on body change strategies to decrease weight and increase muscles in adolescent boys and girls. Surveys were administered to 587 boys and 598 girls aged between 11 and 15 years. For both genders, parent and peer encouragement and negative affect were the primary predictors of body dissatisfaction, body image importance and strategies to decrease weight and increase muscles. In addition, body image importance was a significant factor in the development of both types of body change strategies, while the media only predicted strategies to decrease weight. Lastly, the effects of self-esteem were mediated by body dissatisfaction. For boys, a stronger focus on body importance occurred among the boys who were generally satisfied with their bodies while the reverse was the case for girls.
Notes Published Online: 29 Jan 2003
Language eng
Field of Research 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002232

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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