ERIC Number: EJ563649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Adolescent Body Mass Indices and Self-Perception.
Pritchard, Mary E.; King, Sondra L.; Czajka-Narins, Dorice M.
Adolescence, v32 n128 p863-80 Win 1997
Examined the relationship between body mass index (BMI) of adolescents and their perceived-weight status and self-concept. Results based on 17,318 females and 15,878 males indicate that substantial numbers of teenage females perceive themselves as overweight when BMI values suggest they are not. Males reported reasonably accurate weight perceptions. (RJM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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