Social Physique Anxiety in Adolescence An Exploration of Influences , Coping Strategies , and Health Behaviors

@inproceedings{Sabiston2006SocialPA,
  title={Social Physique Anxiety in Adolescence An Exploration of Influences , Coping Strategies , and Health Behaviors},
  author={Catherine M Sabiston and Whitney A. Sedgwick and Peter R. E. Crocker and Kent C. Kowalski},
  year={2006}
}
This study explored adolescent females’ experiences of social physique anxiety (SPA) and related coping strategies. A final sample of 31 adolescent females ages 13 to 18 years discussed dealing with SPA during individual semistructured interviews. Resultant themes pertaining to the transactional experiences of SPA were coded using content analysis. There were 107 unique coping strategies reported, which were coded into 10 subthemes. The main coping categories included behavioral and cognitive… CONTINUE READING
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