Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105312437264
Title: Body esteem in Chinese adolescents: Effect of gender, age, and weight
Authors: Mak, K.-K.
Pang, J.S.
Lai, C.-M.
Ho, R.C. 
Keywords: adolescents
body esteem
weight
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Citation: Mak, K.-K., Pang, J.S., Lai, C.-M., Ho, R.C. (2013-01). Body esteem in Chinese adolescents: Effect of gender, age, and weight. Journal of Health Psychology 18 (1) : 46-54. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105312437264
Abstract: This study examined the associations of body esteem with gender, age, and Body Mass Index (BMI) among 905 Hong Kong adolescents using the Body-Esteem Scale (BES). Older age, male gender and lower BMI were associated with better body esteem. Multiple regression analyses indicated significant main effects of gender, age and weight on BES-Total. Significant interaction effects of gender × BMI and gender × age × BMI were also found on BES-Weight (beta = -0.149, p =.028) and BES-Total (beta = -0.139, p =.044). Improvement of body esteem with age may be associated with age-related BMI differences. © 2012 The Author(s).
Source Title: Journal of Health Psychology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/125676
ISSN: 13591053
DOI: 10.1177/1359105312437264
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