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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 2/2006

01-04-2006 | Original Article

A Longitudinal Investigation of the Development of Weight and Muscle Concerns Among Preadolescent Boys

Auteurs: Lina A. Ricciardelli, Marita P. McCabe, Jessica Lillis, Kristina Thomas

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 2/2006

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Abstract

The study examined the impact of body mass index (BMI), negative affect, self-esteem, and sociocultural influences in the development of weight and muscle concerns among preadolescent boys. Body dissatisfaction, importance placed on weight and muscles, weight loss strategies, and strategies to increase muscles were evaluated. Participants were 237 boys aged between 8 and 11 years who were tested at three assessment periods 8 months apart. The main predictor of boys’ body change strategies was their perceived pressures to modify weight and muscles from parents, peers, and the media. The other main predictor of boys’ body change strategies and the sole predictor of body dissatisfaction was BMI. Self-esteem and negative affect were found to be weak and generally nonsignificant predictors of boys’ body image concerns and body change strategies. Additional studies that examine the risk and protective factors associated with boys’ weight and muscle concerns are needed to assist in the development of prevention programs for preadolescent boys.
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Metagegevens
Titel
A Longitudinal Investigation of the Development of Weight and Muscle Concerns Among Preadolescent Boys
Auteurs
Lina A. Ricciardelli
Marita P. McCabe
Jessica Lillis
Kristina Thomas
Publicatiedatum
01-04-2006
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 2/2006
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-005-9004-7

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