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Article: The association between global self-esteem, physical self-concept and actual vs ideal body size rating in Chinese primary school children

TitleThe association between global self-esteem, physical self-concept and actual vs ideal body size rating in Chinese primary school children
Authors
KeywordsBody size rating
Chinese body culture
Global self-esteem
Physical activity
Physical self-concept
Issue Date2004
PublisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/ijo/
Citation
International Journal Of Obesity, 2004, v. 28 n. 2, p. 314-319 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the discrepancy between actual and ideal body size rating is related to Chinese children's global self-esteem and global physical self-concept. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study of school children who completed questionnaires related to global self-esteem, global physical self-concept, and actual vs ideal body size. SUBJECTS: A total of 386 Chinese children (44% girls and 56% boys) aged 7-13 y from a primary school in Hong Kong, China. MEASUREMENTS: Global self-esteem and physical self-concept were measured using the physical self-descriptive questionnaire. Actual vs ideal body size discrepancy was established using the silhouette matching task. RESULTS: No significant relationship was found between global self-esteem and actual-ideal body size discrepancy of children. Global physical self-concept had a moderate negative correlation (r = -0.12) with the body size discrepancy score and the discrepancy score explained very limited variance (R2 = 0.015; F(1, 296) = 4.51; P < 0.05) in global physical self-concept. Three body size discrepancy groups (none, positive, and negative) were examined to see if there were any significant differences in global self-esteem, global physical self-concept, and specific dimensions of physical self-concept. A significant overall difference was found between groups for global physical self-concept (F = 3.73, P < 0.05) and the physical self-concept subscales of physical activity (F = 3.25, P < 0.05), body fat (F = 61.26, P < 0.001), and strength (F = 5.26, P < 0.01). Boys scored significantly higher than girls on global physical self-concept-especially in the sport competence, strength, and endurance subscales. CONCLUSION: This study revealed that the actual-ideal body size discrepancy rating of Chinese children was not predictive of global physical self-concept and global self-esteem. These findings are contrary to those reported in Western children, which may mean that culture plays a role in the formation of body attitude.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/171922
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2015 Impact Factor: 5.337
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.752
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dc.contributor.authorLau, PWCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLee, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorRansdell, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorYu, CWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSung, RYTen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:18:26Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:18:26Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Obesity, 2004, v. 28 n. 2, p. 314-319en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0307-0565en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/171922-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the discrepancy between actual and ideal body size rating is related to Chinese children's global self-esteem and global physical self-concept. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study of school children who completed questionnaires related to global self-esteem, global physical self-concept, and actual vs ideal body size. SUBJECTS: A total of 386 Chinese children (44% girls and 56% boys) aged 7-13 y from a primary school in Hong Kong, China. MEASUREMENTS: Global self-esteem and physical self-concept were measured using the physical self-descriptive questionnaire. Actual vs ideal body size discrepancy was established using the silhouette matching task. RESULTS: No significant relationship was found between global self-esteem and actual-ideal body size discrepancy of children. Global physical self-concept had a moderate negative correlation (r = -0.12) with the body size discrepancy score and the discrepancy score explained very limited variance (R2 = 0.015; F(1, 296) = 4.51; P < 0.05) in global physical self-concept. Three body size discrepancy groups (none, positive, and negative) were examined to see if there were any significant differences in global self-esteem, global physical self-concept, and specific dimensions of physical self-concept. A significant overall difference was found between groups for global physical self-concept (F = 3.73, P < 0.05) and the physical self-concept subscales of physical activity (F = 3.25, P < 0.05), body fat (F = 61.26, P < 0.001), and strength (F = 5.26, P < 0.01). Boys scored significantly higher than girls on global physical self-concept-especially in the sport competence, strength, and endurance subscales. CONCLUSION: This study revealed that the actual-ideal body size discrepancy rating of Chinese children was not predictive of global physical self-concept and global self-esteem. These findings are contrary to those reported in Western children, which may mean that culture plays a role in the formation of body attitude.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/ijo/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Obesityen_HK
dc.subjectBody size ratingen_HK
dc.subjectChinese body cultureen_HK
dc.subjectGlobal self-esteemen_HK
dc.subjectPhysical activityen_HK
dc.subjectPhysical self-concepten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Groupen_US
dc.subject.meshBody Constitution - Ethnologyen_US
dc.subject.meshBody Imageen_US
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Indexen_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMotor Activityen_US
dc.subject.meshRegression Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshSelf Concepten_US
dc.titleThe association between global self-esteem, physical self-concept and actual vs ideal body size rating in Chinese primary school childrenen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLee, A: amlee@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailYu, CW: yucw@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1038/sj.ijo.0802520-
dc.identifier.pmid14610527-
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dc.identifier.volume28en_HK
dc.identifier.issue2en_HK
dc.identifier.spage314en_HK
dc.identifier.epage319en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000188304700018-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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