Body Image and Psychological Well-Being in Adolescents: The Relationship Between Gender and School Type

  title={Body Image and Psychological Well-Being in Adolescents: The Relationship Between Gender and School Type},
  author={Paul H. Delfabbro and Anthony H Winefield and Sarah Anderson and Anne Hammarstr{\"o}m and Helen Russell Winefield},
  journal={The Journal of Genetic Psychology},
  pages={67 - 83}
ABSTRACT Adolescents (N = 1,281; M age = 15.2 years, SD = 0.51 years) from a state-wide sample of schools provided information about their psychological well-being, family functioning, extraversion, and perceived physical attractiveness and weight, using a questionnaire completed at school. Consistent with previous research, girls were significantly more likely than boys to be dissatisfied with their weight and physical appearance, and these factors explained significantly more variation in… 
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