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Jung, Jaehee; Forbes, Gordon B. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
Multiple measures of body dissatisfaction and behaviors associated with disordered eating were studied in 258 White girls, 223 White boys, 106 Black girls, and 82 Black boys. All participants were unpaid volunteers between the ages of 12 and 15 attending six middle schools in Delaware and Maryland. On two self-ideal figure drawing discrepancy…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Whites, African Americans, Self Concept
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Kichler, Jessica C.; Crowther, Janis H. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2009
The relationships among communication, modeling, body image dissatisfaction, and maladaptive eating attitudes and behaviors in preadolescent girls were investigated in a cross-sectional study of 69 girls in fourth through sixth grade and their mothers. Participants completed questionnaires assessing familial and peer influences, body image…
Descriptors: Females, Self Concept, Eating Disorders, Preadolescents