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Long-term and concurrent effects of BMI and body perception on adults’ psychosocial adjustments
Örebro University, Department of Behavioural, Social and Legal Sciences.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Previous researches have investigated implications of BMI and body perception on psychosocial factors, only a few are longitudinal. This study used a cohort followed from children into adulthood, to discover long-term and concurrent effects of BMI and body perception on adults’ psychosocial adjustments. Measurements used were BMI (at ages 8, 25 and 37), poor body perception (at ages 15 and 37), and life satisfaction, partner satisfaction, positive affect, emotional ties, anxiety, depression, uncontrolled emotions and neuroticism at age 37. No relationships existed between BMI and the adult outcomes. Poor body perception at age 37 correlated with all outcomes except emotional ties. The result indicated that body perception is a better predictor than BMI on adults’ psychosocial adjustments.

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2008. , p. 23
Keywords [en]
longitudinal, effects, adult psychosocial adjustments, BMI, body perception
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-2060ISRN: ORU-BSR/PSY-C--08/0010--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-2060DiVA, id: diva2:135832
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Available from: 2008-04-15 Created: 2008-04-15 Last updated: 2017-10-18

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