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Attitude correlates of weight control among secondary school boys and girls



Attitude correlates of weight control among secondary school boys and girls



Journal of Adolescent Health Care 7(3): 178-182



A study of the psychological correlates of weight control, sex, and actual and desired weight was performed. A regression analysis of the attitudes of 240 Australian high school students showed that the girls' responses reflected a significantly different concern with how they look, dieting, and appearance from the boys. The implications of these findings for identifying those at risk to weight-related illnesses, including anorexia nervosa, are explored.

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Accession: 004796838

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PMID: 3700195

DOI: 10.1016/s0197-0070(86)80035-3


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