Sociocultural influences on body image concerns and body change strategies among Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australian adolescent girls and boys

Ricciardelli, Lina, McCabe, Marita, Ball, Kylie and Mellor, David 2004, Sociocultural influences on body image concerns and body change strategies among Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australian adolescent girls and boys, Sex roles, vol. 51, no. 11-12, pp. 731-741.

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Title Sociocultural influences on body image concerns and body change strategies among Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australian adolescent girls and boys
Author(s) Ricciardelli, Lina
McCabe, Marita
Ball, Kylie
Mellor, David
Journal name Sex roles
Volume number 51
Issue number 11-12
Start page 731
End page 741
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publication date 2004-12
ISSN 0360-0025
1573-2762
Keyword(s) body image concerns
sociocultural influences
indigenous Australian adolescents
Summary Sociocultural messages about the ideal body build have been studied predominantlyamong White adolescent girls. In the current study we examined the relationships between perceived sociocultural influences, body image concerns, and body change strategies among 47 (22 boys and 25 girls) Indigenous Australian adolescents. These relationships were compared to those from 47 non-Indigenous adolescents (predominantly from an Anglo-Saxon background), who were matched on gender, age, and school grade. Overall, the sociocultural influences were found to be associated with body image concerns and body change strategies among both cultural groups. The only exception was that the sociocultural influences were not associated with the Indigenous girls levels of body dissatisfaction or body image importance. These findings are discussed in relation to past studies of White and Black girls.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Springer
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