Psychological aspects of childhood obesity: a controlled study in a clinical and nonclinical sample.

@article{Braet1997PsychologicalAO,
  title={Psychological aspects of childhood obesity: a controlled study in a clinical and nonclinical sample.},
  author={Caroline Braet and Ivan Mervielde and Walter Vandereycken},
  journal={Journal of pediatric psychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={59-71}
}
Explored the relationship between obesity and psychosocial adjustment in a combined clinical and nonclinical sample of 139 obese children and 150 non-obese children (ages from 9 to 12 years and matched for age, socioeconomic status, and gender) who filled out the Perceived Competence Scale for Children; their parents completed the Child Behavior Checklist. All obese children, independent of their help-seeking status, reported more negative physical self-perceptions than their nonobese peers and… CONTINUE READING