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Eklund, Robert C.; Bianco, Theresa – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2000
This article examines the potential impact of adolescent social physique anxiety on behavior and physical activity settings. Offers that an awareness and consideration of the self-presentational sensitivities that adolescents may experience in physical activity settings provide important avenues for understanding and addressing certain types of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anxiety, Body Image, Peer Influence
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Harter, Susan – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2000
This article discusses the gender differences in perceived physical appearance that contribute to problems such as depression and eating disorders. Ways are explored to help children and adolescents reject media messages and base their self-esteem on genuine qualities. (Author/MKA)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Depression (Psychology), Eating Disorders
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Nichter, Mimi – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2000
This article, written by an anthropologist who has studied the culture of teenage girls, explores influences on their sense of self, including those of peers, parents, and the media. Educators and parents can play important roles in helping young people navigate successfully through adolescence. (Author/MKA)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Body Image, Family Influence, Females
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Whitehead, James R.; Hoover, John H. – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2000
This article highlights the myriad behavioral and adjustment problems that flow from negative self-perceptions about body image in children and adolescents. These negative beliefs are often exacerbated by peer harassment. (Author/MKA)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Body Image, Children