ERIC Number: EJ852177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
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Reduction of Shape and Weight Concern in Young Adolescents: A 30-Month Controlled Evaluation of a Media Literacy Program
Wilksch, Simon M.; Wade, Tracey D.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v48 n6 p652 Jun 2009
The effectiveness of a media literacy program in preventing eating disorders among adolescents is studied. Media literacy can be effective in helping reduce shape and weight concern and other eating disorder risk factors in adolescents over the long term.
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, At Risk Persons, Adolescents, Media Literacy, Mass Media Effects, Body Composition, Body Weight, Program Effectiveness, Prevention, Psychological Patterns, Self Concept
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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