An educational programme for parents on the body image of preschool-aged boys

McCabe, Marita, Mellor, David and Mealey, Alex 2016, An educational programme for parents on the body image of preschool-aged boys, Journal of health psychology, vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 1241-1248, doi: 10.1177/1359105314551078.

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Title An educational programme for parents on the body image of preschool-aged boys
Author(s) McCabe, Marita
Mellor, DavidORCID iD for Mellor, David
Mealey, Alex
Journal name Journal of health psychology
Volume number 21
Issue number 7
Start page 1241
End page 1248
Total pages 8
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-07
ISSN 1461-7277
Keyword(s) body image
child 0–6 years
preschool children
Summary This study was designed to increase parents' awareness of their role in their preschool child's body image and increase positive body image attitudes. In total, 118 parents (54 intervention, 64 control) of boys aged -3-6 years completed a two-session educational workshop. At post-test and the 3 months' follow-up, parents in the intervention group compared to the control group reported a greater level of perceived knowledge on how they may influence their son's body image and a greater level of body appreciation. These results indicate that educational workshops are effective in improving parents' knowledge to improve their son's body image.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1359105314551078
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920501 Child Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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