Relationship among Body Image, Sex, and Popularity of High School Students

  title={Relationship among Body Image, Sex, and Popularity of High School Students},
  author={Melody A. Graham and Carla Eich and Becky Kephart and Dawn Peterson},
  journal={Perceptual and Motor Skills},
  pages={1187 - 1193}
Body dissatisfaction and attempts to lose weight are increasingly common among adolescents. Research has identified a number of factors significantly associated with body image, including sex, media, parental relationship, and puberty as well as weight and popularity. It was hypothesized that popular adolescents would have greater body dissatisfaction, more body distortion, and lower body esteem. From a rural high school 116 10th and 12th grade students were surveyed. Two teachers from the… 

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