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Gender differences in body dissatisfaction and body change strategies in adolescence

Inja Erceg orcid id orcid.org/0000-0001-7321-1253 ; Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Filozofski fakultet, Odsjek za psihologiju, Zagreb, Hrvatska
Gordana Kuterovac Jagodić orcid id orcid.org/0000-0001-8186-5046 ; Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Filozofski fakultet, Odsjek za psihologiju, Zagreb, Hrvatska


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Body dissatisfaction can be defined as a discrepancy between the ideal and the current body size and is
a strong risk factor for body preoccupation and eating disorders. The aim of this study was to determine
differences between adolescent girls and boys in body dissatisfaction, body image importance and various
body change strategies, as well as to determine their relations. 530 high school students aged 16 to 19 filled
in the modified Body Image and Body Change Questionnaire (McCabe & Ricciardelli, 2002). The Body mass
index (BMI) was significantly lower in girls (M=20.8) than in boys (M=22.7). The higher the BMI was in girls, the
lower their body satisfaction, satisfaction with weight, height, body shape, muscle tone and size. The higher the
BMI was in boys, the higher their satisfaction with muscle tone. The results show that adolescent boys are more
satisfied with their bodies in general, as well as with weight, height, body shape and muscle tone and size.
They also give more importance to their height, muscle tone and size than girls and practice more strategies
to increase weight, muscle tone and size in contrast to girls who practice more strategies to lose weight.

Ključne riječi

body dissatisfaction, body image importance, body change strategies, body mass index, adolescence

Hrčak ID:

165954

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/165954

Podaci na drugim jezicima: hrvatski

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