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Effects of Body Mass Index on Adolescents’ Social Comparisons and Body Cathexis in Istanbul

Nejla Canbulat
Duygu Gözen
Dilek Köse
Neslihan Arda

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APA 6th Edition
Canbulat, N., Gözen, D., Köse, D. & Arda, N. (2011). Effects of Body Mass Index on Adolescents’ Social Comparisons and Body Cathexis in Istanbul. Collegium antropologicum, 35 (4), 1323-1326. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/75684
MLA 8th Edition
Canbulat, Nejla, et al. "Effects of Body Mass Index on Adolescents’ Social Comparisons and Body Cathexis in Istanbul." Collegium antropologicum, vol. 35, no. 4, 2011, pp. 1323-1326. https://hrcak.srce.hr/75684. Accessed 21 Jan. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Canbulat, Nejla, Duygu Gözen, Dilek Köse and Neslihan Arda. "Effects of Body Mass Index on Adolescents’ Social Comparisons and Body Cathexis in Istanbul." Collegium antropologicum 35, no. 4 (2011): 1323-1326. https://hrcak.srce.hr/75684
Harvard
Canbulat, N., et al. (2011). 'Effects of Body Mass Index on Adolescents’ Social Comparisons and Body Cathexis in Istanbul', Collegium antropologicum, 35(4), pp. 1323-1326. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/75684 (Accessed 21 January 2020)
Vancouver
Canbulat N, Gözen D, Köse D, Arda N. Effects of Body Mass Index on Adolescents’ Social Comparisons and Body Cathexis in Istanbul. Collegium antropologicum [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2020 January 21];35(4):1323-1326. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/75684
IEEE
N. Canbulat, D. Gözen, D. Köse and N. Arda, "Effects of Body Mass Index on Adolescents’ Social Comparisons and Body Cathexis in Istanbul", Collegium antropologicum, vol.35, no. 4, pp. 1323-1326, 2011. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/75684. [Accessed: 21 January 2020]

Abstracts
This descriptive-comparative study was carried out to examine the relationship between the distribution of body mass
index (BMI) values and scores on the Social Comparison Scale (SCS) and the Body Cathexis Scale (BCS). The study was
carried out among 373 randomly selected students who were currently studying at a government private high school
(N=208) or a public high school (N=165) located in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey. The students’ BMI percentile
ranges were compared with scores on the BCS and SCS. Data from the study were evaluated statistically by percentages,
means, t-tests, tests of analysis of variance (ANOVA), and the Kruskall-Wallis test. The mean age (in years) of the participating
adolescents was 16.1±0.8. In all, 61% of the participating students were male (N=227), 45% were attending 10th
grade (N=169), and 56% (N=208) were attending a government private high school. The great majority (92.5%) of the
adolescents had a BMI between the 5th and 95th percentiles (5th to <85th is normal; 85th to <95th is overweight or at
risk for obesity). The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was 0.93 for the BCS and 0.83 for the SCS. Judging from this study,
social comparison and satisfaction with one’s body are not related to BMI among Turkish adolescents. Also according to
this study, female Turkish adolescents are more satisfied with their body image than are their male counterparts.

Keywords
adolescent; body mass index; Social Comparison Scale; Body Cathexis Scale; Istanbul

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