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ERIC Number: EJ834502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Young Girls' Eating Attitudes and Body Image Dissatisfaction: Associations with Communication and Modeling
Kichler, Jessica C.; Crowther, Janis H.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v29 n2 p212-232 2009
The relationships among communication, modeling, body image dissatisfaction, and maladaptive eating attitudes and behaviors in preadolescent girls were investigated in a cross-sectional study of 69 girls in fourth through sixth grade and their mothers. Participants completed questionnaires assessing familial and peer influences, body image dissatisfaction, and maladaptive eating attitudes and behaviors. Positive communication was significantly more frequent than negative communication; however, only negative communication was associated with body image dissatisfaction and maladaptive eating attitudes and behaviors. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses suggested negative communication was associated with body image dissatisfaction, whereas modeling was associated with maladaptive eating attitudes and behaviors. Findings suggest that, together, familial and peer negative communication and modeling may be related to preadolescent girls' body image dissatisfaction and maladaptive eating attitudes and behaviors. (Contains 1 note and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Eating Disorder Inventory