Body image and adolescence: A behavioral impairment model
|Senín Calderón, María Cristina
Rodríguez Testal, Juan Francisco
Perona Garcelán, Salvador Félix
Perpiñá Tordera, Conxa
|Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológicos
|Adolescence is a period marked by important physical and social changes that can lead to a negative body image. The purpose of this study was to find a model enabling the appearance of behavioral impairment related to body ...
Adolescence is a period marked by important physical and social changes that can lead to a negative body image. The purpose of this study was to find a model enabling the appearance of behavioral impairment related to body image (restrictions, avoidance, and checking) to be predicted by body image attitudes (concern or Appearance Orientation, and dissatisfaction or Appearance Evaluation), Gender, emotional symptomatology, self-consciousness, ideas of reference (IR) and age. A total of 661 participants (67.47% girls) with an average age of 17.14 years (SD=2.34) filled in the GHQ-28, SCS on self-consciousness, REF referential thinking scale, MBSRQ (AO and AE), and BIAQ. A partial mediation model was found for IR, age and depressive symptomatology between dissatisfaction and concern about body image and Gender, to behavioral impairment related to body image. The results found suggest that age, depressive symptomatology, and IR may be mediator variables in the relationship between dissatisfaction and concern about body image, on body image behavioral impairment. This relationship implies a severity to be considered in intervention and monitoring of body image behavioral impairments in adolescents.
|Senín Calderón, M.C., Rodríguez Testal, J.F., Perona Garcelán, S.F. y Perpiñá Tordera, C. (2017). Body image and adolescence: A behavioral impairment model. Psychiatry Research, 248, 121-126.