Body image development - boy children

McCabe, Marita 2012, Body image development - boy children, in Encyclopedia of body image and human appearance, Academic Press, San Francisco, Calif., pp.207-211.

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Title Body image development - boy children
Author(s) McCabe, Marita
Title of book Encyclopedia of body image and human appearance
Editor(s) Cash, Thomas F.
Publication date 2012
Series Volume 1
Chapter number 31
Total chapters 65
Start page 207
End page 211
Total pages 5
Publisher Academic Press
Place of Publication San Francisco, Calif.
Keyword(s) body dissatisfaction
body image
developmental trends
factors associated with body dissatisfaction
focus of male body image
individual factors
sociocultural influences
Summary This article examines body image development among preadolescent boys. In particular, it examines the nature of body image change, as well as the prevalence of these concerns in relation to weight, shape, and muscles. The ages at which these concerns happen are discussed within a developmental framework. Factors related to body image concerns among preadolescent boys are also evaluated. The roles of sociocultural influences (e.g., media, parents, and peers) and psychological factors (e.g., self-esteem and perfectionism) are discussed. The limited literature on cultural differences in body image concerns among preadolescent boys is also considered. Finally, the implications of body image concerns for prevention and intervention programs among boys are evaluated.
ISBN 0123849268
9780123849250
Language eng
Field of Research 111704 Community Child Health
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category B2 Book chapter in non-commercially published book
Copyright notice ©2012, Elsevier Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30047163

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Psychology
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