Body image

Tatangelo, Gemma L., McCabe, Marita P. and Ricciardelli, Lina A. 2015, Body image. In Wright, James D. (ed), International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp.735-740, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.14062-0.

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Title Body image
Author(s) Tatangelo, Gemma L.
McCabe, Marita P.
Ricciardelli, Lina A.ORCID iD for Ricciardelli, Lina A.
Title of book International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences
Editor(s) Wright, James D.
Publication date 2015
Start page 735
End page 740
Total pages 6
Publisher Elsevier
Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Summary Body image is a multifaceted construct which is central to an individual’s self-concept, and critical to mental health andgeneral well-being. Given our increasingly appearance-focused culture, body image concerns are now reported by bothwomen and men across the life span. This article examines the different components of body image and prevalence of bodydissatisfaction, and provides examples of measures that have been developed to assess these constructs. It also examines themain factors that shape body image related to age and gender. The nature of programs to prevent body image problems,particularly at school and policy levels, is also discussed.
Edition 2nd
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.14062-0
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category BN.1 Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin
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