A biopsychosocial model of body image dissatisfaction in adolescent boys and girls: cross-sectional and longitudinal associations from a population study

Katerina Maria Chin-A-Loy Lima

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Abstract

Body mage dissatisfaction (BID) is highly prevalent among adolescents. This thesis investigated psychological, social, and biological factors in adolescents from the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study. In girls, low global self-worth , higher body mass index (BMI), unhealthy family functioning, and teasing were related to BID. In boys, low athletic competence, maternal anxiety, teasing, and BMI were associated with BID. Early life family socioeconomic status was marginally related to BID. There were no significant associations between early life diet and BID. Pre-pregnancy maternal BMI was significantly related to BID. These findings can inform initiatives to foster healthy body image.
LanguageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date28 Mar 2017
StateUnpublished - 2017

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Body Image
Body Mass Index
Mothers
Population
Pregnancy
Biological Factors
Social Class
Mental Competency
Sports
Cohort Studies
Anxiety
Psychology
Diet

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