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Body areas satisfaction and body mass in adolescents: mediating effects of actual–ideal body weight discrepancies

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posted on 11.11.2020, 03:14 by K Zarychta, K Horodyska, Carina Chan
© 2019, The Author(s). Purpose: This study aims at investigating prospective associations between body areas satisfaction (BAS), actual (objectively measured)–ideal body weight discrepancy, actual (self-reported)–ideal body weight discrepancy and BMI among adolescents from the general population. Methods: Data were collected at three measurement points: baseline (T1), 2-month follow-up (T2), 13-month follow-up (T3) among 1011 adolescents (59.3% girls) aged 13–19 years (M = 16.30, SD = 0.82) with BMIs ranging from 15.20 to 38.78 (M = 20.01, SD = 3.33). Adolescents completed questionnaires regarding BAS (T1), actual and ideal body weight (T2). Body weight and height were measured objectively (T1 and T3). Results: Adolescents satisfied with most areas of their bodies had lower levels of actual (objectively measured)–ideal body weight discrepancy, which in turn predicted higher BMI, while lower levels of actual (self-reported)–ideal body weight discrepancy predicted lower BMI. No moderating effect of gender was found. Conclusions: Actual–ideal weight discrepancies may operate in complex manner prompting opposite effects on BMI. Level of evidence: Level III, longitudinal study without control group.

Funding

Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyzszego | BST/WROC/2018/A/13

History

Publication Date

01/01/2020

Journal

Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia Bulimia and Obesity

Volume

25

Pagination

9p. (p. 1011-1019)

Publisher

Springer Nature

ISSN

1124-4909

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