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ERIC Number: EJ823695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Body-Image Perceptions: Reliability of a BMI-Based Silhouette Matching Test
Peterson, Michael; Ellenberg, Deborah; Crossan, Sarah
American Journal of Health Behavior, v27 n4 p355-363 2003
Objective: To assess the reliability of a BMI-based Silhouette Matching Test (BMI-SMT). Methods: The perceptions of ideal and current body images of 215 ninth through twelfth graders' were assessed at 5 different schools within a mid-Atlantic state public school system. Results: Findings provided quantifiable data and discriminating measurements of community and population-based body image perceptions. Conclusion: The BMI-SMT technique provided reliable information to help community and individual-based programs track and measure body-image perception data among individuals and populations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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