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ERIC Number: EJ785224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Weight Perception, Academic Performance, and Psychological Factors in Chinese Adolescents
Xie, Bin; Chou, Chih-Ping; Spruijt-Metz, Donna; Reynolds, Kim; Clark, Florence; Palmer, Paula H.; Gallaher, Peggy; Sun, Ping; Guo, Qian; Johnson, C. Anderson
American Journal of Health Behavior, v30 n2 p115-124 Mar-Apr 2006
Objective: To investigate weight perception and related psychological factors in Chinese adolescents. Methods: A questionnaire on weight perception, academic performance, stress, hostility, and depression was completed by 6863 middle and high school students. Weight and height were measured. Results: Overweight perception was related to school-related stress and depression in both girls and boys (P less than 0.01) and to hostility in boys (P less than 0.01). Perceived overweight was related to lower GPA in girls only (P less than 0.05). Conclusions: Distorted weight perception has a detrimental psychological impact on Chinese adolescents. These findings may contribute to the obesity research and to the development of future effective intervention programs in China.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China