Self-esteem and adiposity in black and white girls: the NHLBI Growth and Health Study.

  title={Self-esteem and adiposity in black and white girls: the NHLBI Growth and Health Study.},
  author={Sue Y. S. Kimm and Bruce Barton and Kiros T. Berhane and Judith Wilson Ross and Gayle Holmes Payne and George B. Schreiber},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  volume={7 8},
PURPOSE Obesity is assumed to have a negative impact on self-esteem because of the associated social stigmatization in Western society. Studies of the psychological effect of obesity in children are inconclusive and limited, particularly pertaining to minority populations. Most studies have assessed global rather than domain-specific measures of self-esteem and hence, may have lacked specificity to detect impairment of certain aspects of self-esteem most closely associated with obesity. The… CONTINUE READING

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