Body satisfaction among adolescents in eight different countries

McCabe, Marita P., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz,, Mellor, David, Ricciardelli, Lina, Skouteris, Helen and Mussap, Alex 2012, Body satisfaction among adolescents in eight different countries, Journal of health psychology, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 693-701.

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Title Body satisfaction among adolescents in eight different countries
Author(s) McCabe, Marita P.
Fuller-Tyszkiewicz,
Mellor, David
Ricciardelli, Lina
Skouteris, Helen
Mussap, Alex
Journal name Journal of health psychology
Volume number 17
Issue number 5
Start page 693
End page 701
Total pages 9
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2012-07
ISSN 1359-1053
1461-7277
Keyword(s) adolescents
body satisfaction
cross-cultural
female
male
Summary The current study examined body satisfaction and the value of body size among adolescents in Australia, Fiji, Malaysia, Tonga, Tongans in New Zealand, China, Chile and Greece. In total, 2489 adolescent females and 2152 males participated in the study. The results demonstrated that males were more satisfied with their body than females. Males generally had a lower BMI than females, except for males in China and Malaysia. Attitudes towards large bodies for males and females varied by cultural group. These results demonstrate the strong cultural similarities in body satisfaction, but the differences that occur in relation to a large body.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Sage Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30040755

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