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ERIC Number: EJ910588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Adolescent Weight Preoccupation: Influencing Factors and Entertainment Media Exposure
Jacob, John; Yoo, Jeong-Ju
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v102 n2 p33-41 2010
This study examined how boys' and girls' weight preoccupation varied by grade level, parent-child relationships, self-classified weight, entertainment media exposure levels, and gender. Seventh-grade girls (n = 190) and boys (n = 132) and 10th-grade girls (n = 99) and boys (n = 67) participated. Girls were more likely to report weight preoccupation. Perceiving oneself as heavier and movie going, however, were correlated with weight preoccupation regardless of age and gender. Age and gender interactions with magazine reading and visiting fashion websites contributed to the prediction of weight preoccupation. Positive parent-child relationships were negatively correlated with weight preoccupation. Findings suggest potential courses of action for educators and practitioners interested in promoting healthy weight management approaches for adolescents. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 7; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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