Korean J Obes.  2013 Dec;22(4):251-253.

Adolescents' Satisfaction of Body and Self-Esteem According to Obesity and Subjective Perception of Body: Verification of Moderating Effect of Sex

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  • 1Education College, Jeonju University, Korea. bluesj@jj.ac.kr
  • 2365mc Obesity Clinic, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND
This study not only analyzed how obesity and one's own subjective body perception have on adolescents' satisfaction of their own body and self-esteem, but also the moderating effect of gender.
METHODS
We carried out GLM (Generalized Linear Mode) to estimate the effects of adolescents' obesity and subjective body perception on the satisfaction of their own body and self-esteem by using SPSS 20.0.
RESULTS
Those who perceived their weight to be underweight among boys showed statistically lower satisfaction of their body and lower self esteem. In contrast, self perception of being underweight among girls statistically increased both satisfaction of their body and self esteem.
CONCLUSION
Self perception of being underweight statistically proved to lower one's satisfaction of their own body and self-esteem among boys, in contrast to girls.

Keyword

Adolescents; BMI; Subjective perception of body; Satisfaction of body; Self-esteem

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Female
Humans
Obesity*
Self Concept
Thinness
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