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Article: Sociocultural influences on body dissatisfaction and dieting in Hong Kong girls

TitleSociocultural influences on body dissatisfaction and dieting in Hong Kong girls
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.interscience.wiley.com/jpages/1072-4133/
Citation
European Eating Disorders Review, 2009, v. 17 n. 2, p. 152-160 How to Cite?
AbstractWe investigated the relationship of sociocultural influences (SI) promoting thinness (parental, peer and media pressures for thinness, and individual value for modernity), age and body mass Index (BMI) to body dissatisfaction (BD) and dieting in 294 Hong Kong community adolescent girls. We proposed that BD mediated SI's relationship with dieting. In bivariate analyses, all variables were significantly (p≤.05) related to BD (β's from 0.14 to 0.59), and, except for modernity, to dieting (β's from 0.17 to 0.51). In multivariate analyses, peer (β=0.32, p<.001) and media pressures for thinness (β=0.18, p<.01) bypassed BD and were directly associated with dieting. A culture of thinness appears to be associated with weight loss efforts among girls in modernising cultures independent of BD. Our findings call for public policy to restrict promotion of the impossibly thin ideal, and public education regarding the paradoxical effects of dieting. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60264
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.912
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.338
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dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLee, SWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFung, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, SYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLee, PWHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorStewart, SMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T04:07:09Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T04:07:09Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Eating Disorders Review, 2009, v. 17 n. 2, p. 152-160en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1072-4133en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60264-
dc.description.abstractWe investigated the relationship of sociocultural influences (SI) promoting thinness (parental, peer and media pressures for thinness, and individual value for modernity), age and body mass Index (BMI) to body dissatisfaction (BD) and dieting in 294 Hong Kong community adolescent girls. We proposed that BD mediated SI's relationship with dieting. In bivariate analyses, all variables were significantly (p≤.05) related to BD (β's from 0.14 to 0.59), and, except for modernity, to dieting (β's from 0.17 to 0.51). In multivariate analyses, peer (β=0.32, p<.001) and media pressures for thinness (β=0.18, p<.01) bypassed BD and were directly associated with dieting. A culture of thinness appears to be associated with weight loss efforts among girls in modernising cultures independent of BD. Our findings call for public policy to restrict promotion of the impossibly thin ideal, and public education regarding the paradoxical effects of dieting. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.interscience.wiley.com/jpages/1072-4133/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Eating Disorders Reviewen_HK
dc.rightsEuropean Eating Disorders Review. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons Ltd.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshBody Imageen_HK
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Indexen_HK
dc.subject.meshChilden_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Cultural Comparisonen_HK
dc.subject.meshCultureen_HK
dc.subject.meshDiet, Reducing - ethnology - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Educationen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMass Mediaen_HK
dc.subject.meshModels, Psychologicalen_HK
dc.subject.meshOverweight - ethnology - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshParenting - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshPeer Groupen_HK
dc.subject.meshPersonality Inventory - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshPsychometricsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSocial Valuesen_HK
dc.subject.meshSocializationen_HK
dc.subject.meshThinness - ethnology - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshWeight Lossen_HK
dc.titleSociocultural influences on body dissatisfaction and dieting in Hong Kong girlsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, SY:syho@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/erv.900en_HK
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