Biopsychosocial correlates of weight status perception in Australian adolescents

Fredrickson, Julia, Kremer, Peter, Swinburn, Boyd, de Silva-Sanigorski, Andrea and McCabe, Marita 2013, Biopsychosocial correlates of weight status perception in Australian adolescents, Body image, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 552-557, doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2013.06.008.

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Title Biopsychosocial correlates of weight status perception in Australian adolescents
Author(s) Fredrickson, Julia
Kremer, PeterORCID iD for Kremer, Peter
Swinburn, Boyd
de Silva-Sanigorski, Andrea
McCabe, Marita
Journal name Body image
Volume number 10
Issue number 4
Start page 552
End page 557
Total pages 6
Publisher Elsevier BV
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1740-1445
Keyword(s) weight status
biopsychosocial model
Summary This study examined the utility of the biopsychosocial model to predict accuracy of weight status perception among Australian adolescents. The factors included in this framework were: age, gender, and BMI-z (biological factors); satisfaction with body weight and shape (psychological factors); socioeconomic status, peer weight (social factors). Cross-sectional data, including measured height and weight, and self-reported weight status, was obtained from 2954 adolescents (mean age = 14.6, 56% male) who participated in the It's Your Move! study. Accuracy of weight status perception was associated with gender, BMI-z, SES, and weight and shape satisfaction. Gender differences in weight status perception were moderated by satisfaction with weight. In boys, weight satisfaction was associated with perceived healthy weight; in girls, it was associated with perceived healthy weight and underweight. Moderately overweight adolescents are most at risk of underestimating their weight status and could benefit from education about the boundaries of the healthy weight range.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.bodyim.2013.06.008
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 ©2013, Elsevier
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