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Article: Body dissatisfaction, maternal appraisal, and depressive symptoms in Hong Kong adolescents

TitleBody dissatisfaction, maternal appraisal, and depressive symptoms in Hong Kong adolescents
Authors
KeywordsBody dissatisfaction
Depressive symptoms
Hong kong
Maternal appraisal
Issue Date2010
PublisherPsychology Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00207594.asp
Citation
International Journal Of Psychology, 2010, v. 45 n. 6, p. 453-460 How to Cite?
AbstractBody dissatisfaction, its risk factors and association with depressed mood have been well investigated in the West. However, more studies are needed to examine further the relation between body dissatisfaction and depressive symptoms and the factors influencing body dissatisfaction in non-Western cultures. The present study examined in a sample of Hong Kong Chinese adolescents the relation between body dissatisfaction and depressive symptoms, and the relation of maternal appraisal of their adolescent's figure to the adolescent's body dissatisfaction and depressive symptoms. We obtained information from 379 boys and 254 girls about their body dissatisfaction and depressive symptoms. Their mothers provided information about their appraisal of their adolescent's body shape and size compared to ideal. Body dissatisfaction was related to depressive symptoms in girls (B=2.58, p<.01), but not in boys (B=-0.08, p<.10). Negative maternal appraisal did not have direct effects on adolescents' depressive symptoms (B=0.14, p=.75), but the association between negative maternal appraisal and body dissatisfaction was significantly stronger in adolescents whose ideal was smaller than they perceived themselves to be (B=0.32, p<.01) than those whose ideal was larger than their own perception (B=0.14, p<.01). Our findings suggest that maternal appraisal had indirect effects on mood, acting through adolescents' body dissatisfaction, and that body dissatisfaction may be a sex-specific risk factor for depression. This study points to the need for testing and adapting programs to reduce body dissatisfaction particularly in girls at risk for depression, and to raise mothers' awareness of the link between their negative appraisals and their adolescents' body dissatisfaction and depressive symptoms. © 2010 International Union of Psychological Science.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129480
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.552
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dc.contributor.authorFung, SSWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorStewart, SMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, SYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, JPSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:37:49Z-
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dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Psychology, 2010, v. 45 n. 6, p. 453-460en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0020-7594en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129480-
dc.description.abstractBody dissatisfaction, its risk factors and association with depressed mood have been well investigated in the West. However, more studies are needed to examine further the relation between body dissatisfaction and depressive symptoms and the factors influencing body dissatisfaction in non-Western cultures. The present study examined in a sample of Hong Kong Chinese adolescents the relation between body dissatisfaction and depressive symptoms, and the relation of maternal appraisal of their adolescent's figure to the adolescent's body dissatisfaction and depressive symptoms. We obtained information from 379 boys and 254 girls about their body dissatisfaction and depressive symptoms. Their mothers provided information about their appraisal of their adolescent's body shape and size compared to ideal. Body dissatisfaction was related to depressive symptoms in girls (B=2.58, p<.01), but not in boys (B=-0.08, p<.10). Negative maternal appraisal did not have direct effects on adolescents' depressive symptoms (B=0.14, p=.75), but the association between negative maternal appraisal and body dissatisfaction was significantly stronger in adolescents whose ideal was smaller than they perceived themselves to be (B=0.32, p<.01) than those whose ideal was larger than their own perception (B=0.14, p<.01). Our findings suggest that maternal appraisal had indirect effects on mood, acting through adolescents' body dissatisfaction, and that body dissatisfaction may be a sex-specific risk factor for depression. This study points to the need for testing and adapting programs to reduce body dissatisfaction particularly in girls at risk for depression, and to raise mothers' awareness of the link between their negative appraisals and their adolescents' body dissatisfaction and depressive symptoms. © 2010 International Union of Psychological Science.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPsychology Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00207594.aspen_HK
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dc.rightsInternational Journal of psychology. Copyright © Psychology Press.-
dc.rightspublished version OK before 1996. From 1996, must enquire of publisher.-
dc.subjectBody dissatisfaction-
dc.subjectDepressive symptoms-
dc.subjectHong kong-
dc.subjectMaternal appraisal-
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAffecten_HK
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Group - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshBody Imageen_HK
dc.subject.meshChilden_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Cultural Comparisonen_HK
dc.subject.meshDepressive Disorder - diagnosis - ethnology - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMother-Child Relationsen_HK
dc.subject.meshPersonal Satisfactionen_HK
dc.subject.meshSelf Concepten_HK
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_HK
dc.titleBody dissatisfaction, maternal appraisal, and depressive symptoms in Hong Kong adolescentsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00207594.2010.481719en_HK
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