A longitudinal study of body change strategies among children

McCabe, M. and Ricciardelli, L. 2004, A longitudinal study of body change strategies among children, in ICP 2004 : XXVIII International Congress of Psychology Abstracts, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, England, pp. 83-83.

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Title A longitudinal study of body change strategies among children
Author(s) McCabe, M.
Ricciardelli, L.
Conference name International Congress of Psychology (28th : 2004 : Beijing, China)
Conference location Beijing, China
Conference dates 8-13 Aug. 2004
Title of proceedings ICP 2004 : XXVIII International Congress of Psychology Abstracts
Editor(s) Hernandez-Guzman, Laura
Publication date 2004
Start page 83
End page 83
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Summary This study was designed to examine changes in body image and strategies to lose weight and increase muscles among 443 children (207 boys, 236 girls) aged 8-12 years over 16 months. Boys were more likely than girls to receive messages from sociocultural influences to increase msucles, and to adopt strategies to increase muscles. The strongest infuences were Body Mass Index, media and mothers, and to a lesser extent fathers and best friend. Girls were focused on losing weight, whereas boys were focused on both incrasing muscle and losing weight. The implications of these findings for preventative eductation programs are discussed.
Notes Extract published in International Journal of Psychology, 39:5, 1 - 117, 2004.
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 E3 Extract of paper
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30014155

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Psychology
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