publication . Other literature type . 2009

Adolescents Eating Behavior, Body Image and Psychological Well-Being

Peternel, Lana; Sujoldžić, Anita;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009 Journal: Collegium antropologicum, volume 33, issue 1 (issn: 0350-6134, eissn: 1848-9486, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Croatian Anthropological Society
Abstract
This study focuses on the middle school students in the Croatian region of Dalmatia. The survey was designed to examine adolescent eating behavior as it relates to body image and psychological well-being (self-esteem, life-satisfaction and stress) in relation to body mass index; BMI. Differences among participants in food intake were examined according to demographic variables and eating behavior (regular food intake or dieting) as well. Psychological variables were highly associated with dieting among adolescents of both genders. The adolescents who were dieting reported significantly lower self-esteem, lower life satisfaction and lower body-image satisfaction,...
Subjects
free text keywords: anthropology; eating behavior; adolescents; dieting; body-image; well-being
Funded by
MZOS| Contemporary transformation of local communities and cultural diversity
Project
  • Funder: Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (MSES) (MZOS)
  • Project Code: 196-1962766-2743

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