Development of young adolescent boys' weight and shape concerns

Barton, Marion Jane. 2006, Development of young adolescent boys' weight and shape concerns, D.Psychology (Clinical) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

Title Development of young adolescent boys' weight and shape concerns
Alternative title Single session therapy
Author Barton, Marion Jane.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psychology (Clinical)
Date submitted 2006
Keyword(s) Body image in adolescence - Psychological aspects - Longitudinal studies
Self-perception in adolescence
Teenage boys
Brief psychotherapy
Strategic therapy
Summary This thesis' longitudinal study found that young adolescent boys' reported significant concerns with their weight and shape, particularly with respect to having a more muscular but lean physique. The strongest predictors of high body dissatisfaction, among boys, were poor perceptions of their sporting ability and low self-esteem. The portfolio examines the use of Single Session Therapy (SST) suggesting that SST can effectively reduce waiting lists and provide a single and complete intervention that is effective in approximately 50% of cases.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 155.532
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