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

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posted on 01.07.2016, 00:00 authored by M P McCabe, David MellorDavid Mellor, Alexandra Mealey
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.

History

Journal

Journal of health psychology

Volume

21

Issue

7

Pagination

1241 - 1248

Publisher

Sage

Location

London, Eng.

eISSN

1461-7277

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

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2016, Sage