The relationship between sociocultural pressure to be thin and body dissatisfaction in preadolescent girls.

@article{Blowers2003TheRB,
  title={The relationship between sociocultural pressure to be thin and body dissatisfaction in preadolescent girls.},
  author={Lucy C Blowers and Natalie J. Loxton and Megan Grady-Flesser and Stefano Occhipinti and Sharon Dawe},
  journal={Eating behaviors},
  year={2003},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={229-44}
}
This study investigates the relationships among sociocultural pressures to be thin, internalisation of the thin ideal, social comparison, body mass index, and body dissatisfaction in young girls. One hundred and fifty-three 10-13 year old girls completed measures assessing sociocultural pressure to be thin, media exposure, body dissatisfaction, social comparison, and internalisation of the thin ideal. Although sociocultural factors, as a group, were significantly associated with internalisation… CONTINUE READING

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