A South African study of the association between global self-esteem and Body Mass Index (BMI) scores, in adolescent females: An investigation of differences in perceived weight problems, racial identity, physical exercise, weight control behaviour and stage of pubertal development.

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dc.contributor.author Webber, Bronwyn Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-02T12:04:16Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-02T12:04:16Z
dc.date.issued 2006-11-02T12:04:16Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/1591
dc.description STUDENT NUMBER: 0301561E MASTERS OF EDUCATION FACULTY OF HUMANITIES-DISCIPLINE OF SPECIALISED EDUCATION en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine whether: actual and ideal body mass index (BMI) scores, perception of a weight problem, racial identity, physical exercise, weight control behaviour and stage of pubertal development predict levels of global self-esteem in average academic achieving English speaking middle-class adolescent females. The sample consisted of 90 females, ranging in age from 13 years 3 months to 18 years 7 months who were attending Benoni High School. BMI was measured and desired BMI based on self-reported weight and height. Self-perception of having a weight problem was evaluated by one question: “Do you see yourself as having a weight problem?” Self-esteem was measured in two ways: firstly participants completed the Rosenburg Self-esteem Scale and secondly homeroom teachers were asked to give a score of global self-esteem. A significant association was found between global self-esteem and: a perceived weight problem, actual BMI and race. No significant association was found between global self-esteem and: weight control behaviour; physical exercise, age of menarcheal onset and ideal BMI. KEY WORDS Global self-esteem, adolescent females, BMI, racial identity, weight control behaviour, physical exercise and pubertal development en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Global self-esteem en
dc.subject Adolescent females en
dc.subject BMI en
dc.subject Racial identity en
dc.subject Weight Control Behaviour en
dc.subject Physical exrercise en
dc.subject Pubertal development en
dc.title A South African study of the association between global self-esteem and Body Mass Index (BMI) scores, in adolescent females: An investigation of differences in perceived weight problems, racial identity, physical exercise, weight control behaviour and stage of pubertal development. en
dc.type Thesis en


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