Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 21, issue 3, P823-838 2010 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0333 View full text
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Natalie Ceballos, Maria Czyzewska

Abstract: Hispanic/Latino (H/L) vs. European American (EA) perceptions of current and ideal body image as well as body dissatisfaction were examined in 416 adolescents aged 12-15 years. Gender, culture, and body mass index (BMI) were hypothesized to affect measures of self-perceived body image and dissatisfaction differentially. Participants completed a computerized survey with gender-specific versions of applicable test items. Overall, body dissatisfaction (BD) was higher among EAs vs. H/Ls, females vs. males, and unhe…

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