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ERIC Number: EJ552843
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
Mexican American Female Adolescent Self-Esteem: The Effect of Body Image, Exercise Behavior, and Body Fatness.
Guinn, Bobby; Semper, Tom; Jorgensen, Layne
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v19 n4 p517-26 Nov 1997
A study of 254 Mexican American eighth-grade girls in south Texas found that girls' self-esteem was positively related to body image and exercise involvement and negatively related to body fatness. This population displayed somewhat distorted body image, which was the strongest predictor of self-esteem. Contains 43 references. (SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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