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An examination of peer related risk and protective factors for body image disturbance and disordered eating in adolescent girls.

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  • Author(s): Shroff, Hemal M.. U South Florida, US
  • Source:
    Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, Vol 65(12-B), 2005. pp. 6675.
  • Publisher:
    US : ProQuest Information & Learning
  • Language:
    English
  • Document Type:
    Dissertation
  • Publication Type:
    Dissertation Abstract
  • Additional Information
    • Physical Description:
      1
    • Other Journal Titles:
      Dissertation Abstracts International
    • ISSN:
      0419-4217 (Print)
    • Keywords:
      peer influences, protective factors, body image disturbance, eating disorders, adolescent girls, smoking behaviours, alcohal behaviours, bulimic symptoms, body dissatisfaction, risk factors
    • Abstract:
      Research has documented the impact of peer influences on adolescents for health risk behaviors such as smoking and drinking alcohol. However, few studies have done an in-depth investigation of peer-related risk and protective factors affecting body dissatisfaction and disordered eating among adolescent girls. The study sample consisted of 344 adolescent girls from high schools in Pasco County, Florida. Participants completed questionnaires assessing the impact of peers on their weight and appearance attitudes, beliefs and behaviors. Participants also identified their close friends (using a coding system) and rated their own figures. Trained research assistants provided objective figure ratings for the participants. The participants completed measures assessing body dissatisfaction, drive for thinness, bulimic symptoms and self-esteem (criterion variables). Results of the analyses indicated that participants were not significantly similar to their nominated friends in the criterion variables. Correlations between peer variables and criterion variables were significant supporting peer-related risk factors. Findings of correlation and regression analyses were inconsistent for the predicted protective factor of friend anti-dieting advice. A significant amount of variance in the criterion variables of body dissatisfaction, drive for thinness, bulimic symptoms and self-esteem was predicted by the peer influence variables. Results supported the hypothesis that comparison would serve as a mediator between peer influence and the criterion variables. Internalization and peer suppression of feelings functioned as mediators in the relationship between peer influence and self-esteem, bulimic symptoms and body dissatisfaction. Implications for future research and application of findings in intervention programs discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
    • Dissertation Details:
      UMI Order Number: AAI3157225
    • Subject Terms:
    • PsycINFO Classification:
      Health & Mental Health Treatment & Prevention (3300)
      Developmental Psychology (2800)
    • Population:
      Human
      Female
    • Location:
      US
    • Age Group:
      Adolescence (13-17 yrs)
    • Methodology:
      Empirical Study; Quantitative Study
    • Physical Description:
      Electronic
    • Publication Date:
      20051011
    • Accession Number:
      2005-99012-107
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SHROFF, H. M. An examination of peer related risk and protective factors for body image disturbance and disordered eating in adolescent girls. 2005. ProQuest Information & Learning, [s. l.], 2005. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2005-99012-107. Acesso em: 2 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Shroff HM. An examination of peer related risk and protective factors for body image disturbance and disordered eating in adolescent girls. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. 2005;65(12-B):6675. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2005-99012-107. Accessed July 2, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Shroff HM. An examination of peer related risk and protective factors for body image disturbance and disordered eating in adolescent girls. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. 2005;65(12-B):6675. Accessed July 2, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2005-99012-107
    • APA:
      Shroff, H. M. (2005). An examination of peer related risk and protective factors for body image disturbance and disordered eating in adolescent girls [ProQuest Information & Learning]. In Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering (Vol. 65, Issue 12–B, p. 6675).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Shroff, Hemal M. 2005. “An Examination of Peer Related Risk and Protective Factors for Body Image Disturbance and Disordered Eating in Adolescent Girls.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2005-99012-107.
    • Harvard:
      Shroff, H. M. (2005) An examination of peer related risk and protective factors for body image disturbance and disordered eating in adolescent girls, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2005-99012-107 (Accessed: 2 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Shroff, HM 2005, ‘An examination of peer related risk and protective factors for body image disturbance and disordered eating in adolescent girls’, ProQuest Information & Learning, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, vol. 65, no. 12–B, p. 6675, viewed 2 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Shroff, Hemal M. “An Examination of Peer Related Risk and Protective Factors for Body Image Disturbance and Disordered Eating in Adolescent Girls.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, vol. 65, no. 12–B, ProQuest Information & Learning, 2005, p. 6675. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2005-99012-107.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Shroff, Hemal M. “An Examination of Peer Related Risk and Protective Factors for Body Image Disturbance and Disordered Eating in Adolescent Girls.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning, 2005. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2005-99012-107.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Shroff HM. An examination of peer related risk and protective factors for body image disturbance and disordered eating in adolescent girls [Internet]. Vol. 65, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning; 2005 [cited 2020 Jul 2]. p. 6675. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2005-99012-107