Body Image and Eating Disturbance in Young Females
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Sixty‐one premenarcheal and 60 postmenarcheal female adolescents (aged 10–15 yrs) were measured for levels of body size estimation accuracy, body esteem, self-esteem, depression, eating disturbance, and teasing history regarding appearance. Age-matched subsamples of each group were also evaluated. There were few differences between groups on any of the measures, with the exception that postmenarche Ss had higher levels of eating disturbance. There were significant relationships among eating disturbance, teasing history, depression, self-esteem, and body esteem. There was a trend for premenarche Ss to show stronger relationships between body esteem and other measures, whereas postmenarche females had higher correlations between size estimation indices and other variables.
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International Journal of Eating Disorders, v. 8, issue 1, p. 63-74
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Fabian, Lisa J. and Thompson, Joel K., "Body Image and Eating Disturbance in Young Females" (1989). Psychology Faculty Publications. 2106.