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Title: Body ideals and body dissatisfaction among a community sample of 1330 ethnically diverse adolescents on Kauai, Hawaii
Authors: Niide, Tiffany K.
Keywords: Teenagers -- Hawaii -- Kauai -- Attitudes
Body image in adolescence -- Hawaii -- Kauai -- Public opinion
Public opinion -- Hawaii -- Kauai
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: Introduction: Body dissatisfaction (BD), a robust risk factor for eating disorders, is occurring at younger rages and among a wider range of socioeconomic and cultural groups. Objectives: To describe body ideals and prevalence of body dissatisfaction among an ethnically diverse population of male and female students. Method: An anonymous cross-sectional survey including biographical information and the figure drawing screen was distributed to 71h through 121h grade students. Results: Of the 1330 completed surveys, 19% of students were significantly dissatisfied with their bodies. Males were at greater risk than females for total BD (25.8% vs. 13.3%; p
Description: Thesis (M.S.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2007.
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 18-20).
vii, 20 leaves, bound col. ill. 29 cm
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