Body image and strategies to lose weight and increase muscle among boys and girls

McCabe, Marita and Ricciardelli, Lina 2003, Body image and strategies to lose weight and increase muscle among boys and girls, Health psychology, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 39-46, doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.22.1.39.

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Title Body image and strategies to lose weight and increase muscle among boys and girls
Author(s) McCabe, Marita
Ricciardelli, LinaORCID iD for Ricciardelli, Lina
Journal name Health psychology
Volume number 22
Issue number 1
Start page 39
End page 46
Publisher American Psychological Association; Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Place of publication Hillsdale, N.J.
Publication date 2003-01
ISSN 0278-6133
Keyword(s) body image
lose weight
increase muscles
Summary This study examined factors that influence body image and strategies to either lose weight or increase muscle among children. Participants were 237 boys and 270 girls. Body mass index (BMI), body dissatisfaction, cognitions and behaviors to both lose weight and increase muscles, as well as self-esteem and positive and negative affect, were evaluated. Self-esteem was associated with body satisfaction, positive affect predicted strategies to lose weight and increase muscles, and negative affect predicted body dissatisfaction and cognitions to lose weight and increase muscles. Boys were more likely to focus on changing muscles. Respondents with higher BMIs were more focused on losing weight but not muscle. The discussion focuses on health risk behaviors related to eating and exercise among children.
Language eng
DOI 10.1037/0278-6133.22.1.39
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, American Psychological Association
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