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A comparison of the sources and nature of body image messages perceived by indigenous Fijian and European Australian adolescent girls

Williams, Lauren K., Ricciardelli, Lina, McCabe, Marita, Swinburn, Boyd, Waqa, Gade G. and Bavadra, Kelera 2006, A comparison of the sources and nature of body image messages perceived by indigenous Fijian and European Australian adolescent girls, Sex roles, vol. 55, no. 7-8, pp. 555-566, doi: 10.1007/s11199-006-9109-9.

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Title A comparison of the sources and nature of body image messages perceived by indigenous Fijian and European Australian adolescent girls
Author(s) Williams, Lauren K.
Ricciardelli, LinaORCID iD for Ricciardelli, Lina orcid.org/0000-0002-7038-7410
McCabe, Marita
Swinburn, Boyd
Waqa, Gade G.
Bavadra, Kelera
Journal name Sex roles
Volume number 55
Issue number 7-8
Start page 555
End page 566
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2006-10
ISSN 0360-0025
1573-2762
Keyword(s) body image attitudes
Fiji
Australia
adolescent girls
weight
Summary Australian and Fijian adolescent girls reported on the influence that sociocultural factors, including parents, peers, and the media, had on their body image attitudes. It was expected that messages that promote a thin body would be less prevalent among Fijians, as their cultural traditions place more importance on robust body sizes. An inductive thematic analysis of the girls’ semi-structured interviews indicated that both Fijian (n = 16) and Australian (n = 16) girls (aged 13–17) reported messages from similar sources, which included parents, siblings, and friends/peers. Australian girls consistently reported messages that reinforced thinness. On the other hand, Fijian girls reported messages that emphasized both thinness and robustness. The discussion focuses on the conflict between Western ideals and cultural Fijian traditions and the implications for culturally sensitive interventions.
Notes Published online: 30 November 2006
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s11199-006-9109-9
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 ©2006, Springer Science + Business Media, Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003684

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