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ERIC Number: EJ840390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0973-1342
State Self-Esteem in Relation to Weight Locus of Control amongst Adolescents
Rattan, Neelam; Kang, Shirin; Thakur, Nisha; Parthi, Komila
Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, v2 n1 p31-34 2006
The current society emphasizes physical appearance and physical fitness. Individual's self-esteem has been shown to be linked with physical appearance. Methods: A random sample comprising of 100 male and 100 female (N = 200) adolescents was selected. The subjects were administered the Current Thoughts Scale and the Dieting Beliefs Scale for assessing their state self-esteem and their weight locus of control. Results: Boys had significantly higher appearance self-esteem than girls, while girls had significantly higher dieting belief in comparison to boys. Performance self-esteem was positively and significantly correlated with social self-esteem and appearance self-esteem in the total sample, and the sub-samples comprising of boys and girls.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India