Sociocultural influences on body image among adolescent boys from Fiji, Tonga, and Australia

McCabe, Marita P., Mavoa, Helen, Ricciardelli, Lina A., Waqa, Gade, Fotu, Kalesita and Goundar, Ramneek 2011, Sociocultural influences on body image among adolescent boys from Fiji, Tonga, and Australia, Journal of applied social psychology, vol. 41, no. 11, pp. 2708-2722.

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Title Sociocultural influences on body image among adolescent boys from Fiji, Tonga, and Australia
Author(s) McCabe, Marita P.
Mavoa, Helen
Ricciardelli, Lina A.
Waqa, Gade
Fotu, Kalesita
Goundar, Ramneek
Journal name Journal of applied social psychology
Volume number 41
Issue number 11
Start page 2708
End page 2722
Total pages 15
Publisher Wiley - Blackwell Publishing
Place of publication Hoboken, N. J.
Publication date 2011-11
ISSN 0021-9029
1559-1816
Summary The current study examined the factors related to body-image concerns among adolescent boys in Fiji and Tonga. This qualitative study determined the impact of messages from family, peers, and the media on body image among 24 adolescent boys from the following cultural groups: Indo-Fijian, Indigenous Fijian, Tongan, and Australian boys of European heritage. Boys from Fiji and Tonga had a high focus on their bodies. Fijian and Tongan boys also demonstrated high levels of body dissatisfaction and wanted to be bigger. Tongan and Indigenous Fijian boys evidenced high levels of sociocultural pressures. Indo-Fijian and Australian boys received few messages about their bodies. Boys from Fiji and Tonga appear to have strong pressures to achieve a large, muscular body.
Notes Article first published online 16th November 2011
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920307 Pacific Peoples Health - Health Status and Outcomes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042024

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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