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ERIC Number: EJ901205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2891
Relationships between Family Connectedness and Body Satisfaction: A Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Girls and Boys
Crespo, Carla; Kielpikowski, Magdalena; Jose, Paul; Pryor, Jan
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v39 n12 p1392-1401 Dec 2010
The present study examined the longitudinal links between perceptions of family connectedness and body satisfaction in 1,774 (52% female) adolescents. Participants (10-15 years of age at Time 1) completed self-report measures at three measurement occasions separated by 1 year each. Mean group difference results showed that both body satisfaction levels and perceived levels of family connectedness decreased over 2 years for the whole sample. As expected, girls were generally less satisfied with their bodies than boys, particularly in the older cohort. Structural equation modelling was used to assess stability coefficients and cross-lagged effects, and longitudinal bidirectional effects between perceptions of family connectedness and body satisfaction were found for girls, but not for boys. This result suggests that adolescent girls' body satisfaction is both affected by and a predictor of perceived family connectedness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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