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Lin, Hsiu-Chou; Lin, Yen-Chin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The purpose of the study is to assess the relationship between sexual satisfaction and gender, perception of body image, and level of self-esteem in college students in southern Taiwan. This study conducted questionnaires completed by 637 college students in southern Taiwan. The questionnaire consisted of four sections: the Personal Background…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Life Satisfaction, Gender Differences
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Oktan, Vesile – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
This research aimed to reveal the relationship between self-harm behaviour, body image, and self-esteem, and examined whether there was a difference between the body image and self-esteem of the adolescents who exhibited self-harm behaviour and those who did not. The study was conducted with the participation of 263 high school students--143…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Destructive Behavior, Adolescents, High School Students
Rodríguez, Antonio V.; Estévez, Manuel; Palomares, Juan – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2015
Adolescence is a period of human development in which problems with the perception of body image, self-esteem and self-concept proliferate, while the child is studying for Secondary Education. This study analyses the curricular treatment given to body image, self-esteem and self-concept in different legislative elements in the region of Valencia…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Human Body, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Park, Woochul; Epstein, Norman B. – Journal of Adolescence, 2013
This study examined the longitudinal relationship between self-esteem and body image distress, as well as the moderating effect of relationships with parents, among adolescents in Korea, using nationally representative prospective panel data. Regarding causal direction, the findings supported bi-directionality for girls, but for boys the…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Self Esteem
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Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Maiano, Christophe; Marsh, Herbert W.; Janosz, Michel; Nagengast, Benjamin – Multivariate Behavioral Research, 2011
Self-esteem and body image are central to coping successfully with the developmental challenges of adolescence. However, the current knowledge surrounding self-esteem and body image is fraught with controversy. This study attempts to clarify some of them by addressing three questions: (1) Are the intraindividual developmental trajectories of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Adolescents, Puberty, Whites
Robertson, Lorayne; Thomson, Dianne – Canadian Journal of Education, 2014
Body image might be explained as "how we picture ourselves" and, while the image may or may not be accurate, it can affect decisions about physical, social, and emotional health. Schools are seen as potential sites for universal intervention programs to promote health, self-esteem, and size acceptance, and also to discourage unhealthy…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Human Body, Self Esteem, Health Promotion
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Kosmidou, Evdoxia; Giannitsopoulou, Evgenia; Moysidou, Dimitra – Research in Dance Education, 2017
Participation in sports may influence negative body image and Social Physique Anxiety (SPA) as there is pressure by significant others to have a certain body image. The aim of the present study was to examine possible differences in SPA and perceived pressure to be thin between female preadolescent and adolescent ballet dancers, rhythmic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Social Influences, Human Body
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Hayman, Jessie Wetherbe; Kurpius, Sharon Robinson; Befort, Christy; Nicpon, Megan Foley; Hull-Blanks, Elva; Sollenberger, Sonja; Huser, Laura – Counseling and Values, 2007
The authors investigated the relationships between spirituality, body image, self-esteem, and stress in 204 college freshmen who identified themselves as being highly spiritual. A positive relationship was found between spirituality and self-esteem. Although self-esteem was found to be negatively related to stress, spirituality served as a buffer…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Females, Self Concept, Religious Factors
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Eriksen, Shelley J. – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2012
Part of the developmental trajectory of middle and late life presumes the adjustment to physical aging, an adjustment that is complicated for women for whom the prioritization of beauty is central to their social value in Western societies. A 60-item written questionnaire was distributed to a volunteer community sample of 202 women ages 19-86.…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Females, Self Concept, Public Health
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Pop, Cristiana – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Problem Statement: This cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the relationship established between self-esteem and body image dissatisfaction, as subjective variables among young, female Romanian university students. Purpose of Study: We hypothesize that young women's body dissatisfaction is related to their self-esteem level. The…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Human Body, Self Concept, Females
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Murray, Kristen M.; Byrne, Don G.; Rieger, Elizabeth – Journal of Adolescence, 2011
Adolescent stress is clearly implicated in the development of mental health problems. However, its role in dysfunctional body image, which rises markedly in adolescence, has not been investigated. The present study examined the link between stress and body image, as well as self-esteem and depressive symptoms, in 533 high school students in grades…
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Concept, Adolescents, Secondary School Students
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Lowery, Sarah E.; Kurpius, Sharon E. Robinson; Befort, Christie; Blanks, Elva Hull; Sollenberger, Sonja; Nicpon, Megan Foley; Huser, Laura – Journal of College Student Development, 2005
This study examined the relationships among self-esteem, body image, and health-related behaviors of 267 female and 156 male first-year college students. Data were collected in 23 classrooms. Instruments included a demographic sheet, the Objectified Body Consciousness Scale, the Weight and Appearance Visual Analogue Scales, the Contour Drawing…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Health Behavior, Gender Differences, Data Collection
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Norwood, Sarah Jane; Murray, Marisa; Nolan, Amanda; Bowker, Anne – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2011
The goal of the present study was to design, implement, and evaluate a school-based programme that aimed to increase self-esteem and positive body image among preadolescent boys and girls. Participants in grades five and six (N = 77; M [subscript age] = 10.86, 53.2% girls) from a public school in Eastern Ontario completed a battery of validated…
Descriptors: Human Body, Self Concept, Preadolescents, Foreign Countries
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Taylor, Amanda; Wilson, Carlene; Slater, Amy; Mohr, Philip – Clinical Psychologist, 2012
Background: Parenting style has been associated with weight-related outcomes in children, but relationships between parenting, weight, and overweight-related psychological outcomes remain largely unstudied. The aim of the present study was to determine whether parenting was a moderator of the relationship between overweight and psychological…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Foreign Countries, Caregivers, Child Rearing
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Oliver, Wendy – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2008
Although some research has shown that dance enhances body image and self-esteem, other research shows that it sometimes has the opposite effect and causes dancers to develop a negative body image and even eating disorders. In dance, body image is not only about maintaining a certain weight; it can also refer to specific perceived body flaws.…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Eating Disorders, Dance Education, Body Composition
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