Risk factors for body dissatisfaction in adolescent girls: a longitudinal investigation.

  title={Risk factors for body dissatisfaction in adolescent girls: a longitudinal investigation.},
  author={Eric Stice and Kathryn Whitenton},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  volume={38 5},
Because few prospective studies have examined predictors of body dissatisfaction--an established risk factor for eating disorders--the authors tested whether a set of sociocultural, biological, interpersonal, and affective factors predicted increases in body dissatisfaction using longitudinal data from adolescent girls (N = 496). Elevated adiposity, perceived pressure to be thin, thin-ideal internalization, and social support deficits predicted increases in body dissatisfaction, but early… CONTINUE READING
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 11 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 152 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 50 references

A three-year longitudinal study of body image, eating disturbance, and general psychological functioning in adolescent females

  • J. A. Cattarin, J. K. Thompson
  • Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and…
  • 1994
Highly Influential
8 Excerpts

The impact of puberty and dating on eating problems among middle school girls

  • L. Smolak, M. P. Levine, S. Gralen
  • Journal of Youth and Adolescence,
  • 1993
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

A longitudinal analysis of body image as a predictor of the onset and persistence of adolescent girls’ depression

  • J. Rierdan, E. Koff, M. L. Stubbs
  • Journal of Early Adolescence,
  • 1989
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…