A prospective study of extreme weight change behaviors among adolescent boys and girls.

McCabe, Marita and Ricciardelli, Lina 2006, A prospective study of extreme weight change behaviors among adolescent boys and girls., Journal of youth and adolescence, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 425-434.

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Title A prospective study of extreme weight change behaviors among adolescent boys and girls.
Author(s) McCabe, Marita
Ricciardelli, Lina
Journal name Journal of youth and adolescence
Volume number 35
Issue number 3
Start page 425
End page 434
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2006-06
ISSN 1573-6601
0047-2891
Keyword(s) weight change behaviours
adolescents
body image
exercise dependence
Summary This study examined changes in extreme weight change attitudes and behaviors (exercise dependence, food supplements, drive for thinness, bulimia) among adolescent boys and girls over a 16 month period. It also investigated the impact of body mass index, puberty, body image, depression and positive affect on these attitudes and behaviors 16 months later. The participants were 847 young adolescents (411 boys, 436 girls). Participants completed questionnaires evaluating the above variables on three occasions, eight months apart. Girls obtained higher scores on exercise dependence, drive for thinness and bulimia. Changes in depression and body image importance were the strongest predictors of changes in these extreme attitudes and behaviors among boys; changes in depression, body dissatisfaction and body image importance were the strongest predictors for girls. The need for gender specific educational and intervention programs for adolescents are discussed.
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 ©2006, Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003966

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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