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Changes in 10-year-old children’s body esteem: A time-lag study between 2000 and 2010
University of Gothenburg, Department of Psychology.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology and Organisation Studies. (BUV)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9650-585X
2014 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 55, no 2, 123-129 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This time-lag study examined if there has been any changes in body esteem over a 10-year period for 10-year old children in Gothenburg, Sweden. Two cohorts of children, one in year 2000 and one in 2010, answered the same questionnaire about body esteem. A total of 960 children, 515 girls and 445 boys, participated in the first wave in 2000 and a total of 342 children, 171 girls and 171 boys participated in the second wave in 2010. The results showed a general stability in levels of body esteem for both girls and boys over the past 10years. The gender differences, with boys being more satisfied with their appearance and weight compared to girls also seems to be stable over the years. In addition, the results also showed a somewhat positive development among the overweight girls with enhanced body esteem for the overweight girls compared to the non-overweight girls during the ten years studied. Unfortunately, the same pattern was not found for overweight boys. For them the discrepancy in body esteem compared to non-overweight boys, with the overweight boys being more dissatisfied, found in 2000 remained in 2010.

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2014. Vol. 55, no 2, 123-129 p.
Keyword [en]
body satisfaction, body dissatisfaction, Sweden, Body esteem, children, time-lag
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Psychology
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SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-6173DOI: 10.1111/sjop.12110ISI: 000333054400005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84896355407OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-6173DiVA: diva2:716024
Available from: 2014-05-07 Created: 2014-04-24 Last updated: 2016-06-09Bibliographically approved

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