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

@article{Stice2002RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for body dissatisfaction in adolescent girls: a longitudinal investigation.},
  author={Eric Stice and Kathryn Whitenton},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={669-78}
}
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
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