Navigation Links
Children who are dissatisfied with their appearance often have problems with their peer group
Date:3/18/2009

Being satisfied with one's appearance is one of the most important prerequisites for a positive self image. However, in today's appearance culture it is the rule rather than the exception that children and young people are dissatisfied with their appearance.

Those children who are teased or subject to bullying are particularly critical of their appearance - and they tend to be this way over a long period. This is revealed in a new thesis in psychology from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

In her thesis Carolina Lunde has followed almost 1,000 children between the ages of 10 and 14. The aim has been to investigate the link between body image and peer group relationships.

An important conclusion is that both boys and girls become more dissatisfied with their body and their appearance during this age bracket - even though the girls were consistently more dissatisfied with their appearance than the boys.

The early teens can therefore be regarded as a high risk period for acquiring a negative body image. The children who weighed the most at 10 years old were particularly dissatisfied with their appearance. Furthermore, overweight children, primarily girls, were bullied and teased about their appearance considerably more often than the other children in the study.

Overweight children who are bullied can therefore be said to bear a double burden, which means that they are in the risk zone in terms of developing a negative body image.

As negative attitudes towards overweight people are formed when children are young, Carolina Lunde feels that it is important to try to counteract these prejudices at an early stage.

The fact that children and young people have a negative body image can have a number of serious psychological consequences. It increases the risk of developing eating disorders and depression. Exercising too much is also related to a negative body image. Being dissatisfied with one's appearance can
'/>"/>

Contact: Lena Olson
lena.olson@samfak.gu.se
46-317-864-841
University of Gothenburg
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Childrens National research links platelets to sepsis-related organ failure
2. The clean plate club may turn children into overeaters
3. Children seriously affected when a parent suffers from depression
4. Pulmonary hypertension in children may result from reduced activity of gene regulator
5. UMMS researchers publish DNA identification of czars children
6. Social support during breast-feeding helps humans have more children
7. Beach vacations may increase future skin cancer risk in children
8. Nutritional supplementation program helps prevent weight loss among children in African country
9. Eating habits and exercise behaviors in children can deteriorate early
10. The effect of parental education on the heritability of childrens reading disability
11. Childrens National convenes first childhood obesity symposium
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9zq33j/global_chemical ) ... Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019" report to their ... One major trend upcoming in this ... in biomedical applications. Chemical sensors help in recording ... during surgical procedures. The Global Chemical Sensor market ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 12, 2014 Research and Markets ... the "Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Facial recognition is ... Facial recognition system measures the overall facial feature ... mouth, and the distance between eyes. Facial recognition ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9ql3kr/biometrics_market ) has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. One ... adoption of multimodal biometric systems. Multimodal biometric systems ... for verification and identification purposes. This helps to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are Abbott Laboratories, Bayer, Hoffmann La-Roche, Johnson & Johnson, NGK Spark Plugs and Robert Bosch 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 3Biometrics Market in India 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2
... unknown to science have been discovered on the seafloor ... hydrothermal vents. The discoveries, made by teams led ... British Antarctic Survey, include new species of yeti crab, ... For the first time, researchers have used a Remotely ...
... out closely related species and managing each type on ... management system. Some species, like the two types ... behavior that differentiation can be challenging. Conservation researchers at ... developed a mechanism for identifying these reclusive species from ...
... manipulating the way bacteria "talk" to each other, researchers ... of control over the formation and dispersal of biofilms ... applications, particularly to bioreactor technology. Working with ... Associate Professor Arul Jayaraman of the university,s Artie McFerrin ...
Cached Biology News:'Lost world' discovered around Antarctic vents 2Manipulating way bacteria 'talk' could have practical applications, Texas A&M profs say 2Manipulating way bacteria 'talk' could have practical applications, Texas A&M profs say 3
(Date:12/19/2014)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fhh9rj/technology ) ... Innovations in Smart Fabrics (Technical Insights)" report ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The Research Service titled ... assessment on technological advancements and market for Smart ... 1. The Smart Fabrics market is expected to ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... CAMBRIDGE, MA (PRWEB) December 18, 2014 ... adults in the United States suffer from one or ... arthritis, asthma, or cancer. Medication can address some of ... to daily activities that many sufferers face. While implanted ... surgery and stimulate the whole nerve, which can induce ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014  Decision Resources Group ... dental biomaterial market will grow moderately through 2023 as ... and growing awareness of dental biomaterials all spur procedure ... such as China and ... bring dental procedures within reach for a larger proportion ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Based on the revenues gained from surgical imaging ... by four major players contributing to approximately 74% ... GE Healthcare (U.K.), Siemens AG (Germany), Philips (Netherlands), ... Copy at http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/surgical-imaging-market-210534462.html , The leading ... its strong product portfolio, which includes its flagship ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Technology Innovations in Smart Fabrics (Technical Insights) 2Draper Wins GSK Funding for Smaller, Smarter Implantable Devices 2Asia Pacific Dental Biomaterial Market Will Grow Strongly Through 2023 2Asia Pacific Dental Biomaterial Market Will Grow Strongly Through 2023 3Global Refurbished Surgical Imaging Market by Product & Application is Estimated to Reach $1.25 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Global Refurbished Surgical Imaging Market by Product & Application is Estimated to Reach $1.25 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Global Refurbished Surgical Imaging Market by Product & Application is Estimated to Reach $1.25 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... Exciting new data presented today at ... causal role in the development of diabetes and non-alcoholic ... 1] . Though an early stage animal model, the ... NAFLD with gut microbiota transplantation - the engrafting of ...
... can restore complex hand movements in monkeys following paralysis, ... of Health. In a report in the journal ... pieces of technology to create a neuroprosthesis a ... One piece is a multi-electrode array implanted directly into ...
... component of the James Webb Space Telescope is its new ... be conceived, designed and built specifically to enable it to ... advances, some of the innovations are being used to benefit ... the world,s next-generation space observatory and successor to the Hubble ...
Cached Biology Technology:Gut Microbiota Transplantation may Prevent Development of Diabetes and Fatty Liver Disease 2Gut Microbiota Transplantation may Prevent Development of Diabetes and Fatty Liver Disease 3Brain-activated muscle stimulation restores monkeys' hand movement after paralysis 2Brain-activated muscle stimulation restores monkeys' hand movement after paralysis 3Webb Telescope spinoff technologies already seen in some industries 2Webb Telescope spinoff technologies already seen in some industries 3Webb Telescope spinoff technologies already seen in some industries 4
Sheep polyclonal to Salmonella Shoreditch ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Native Salmonella shoreditch (Group D2)....
anti-achaete...
... Super-Sensitive, Super-Dark, Super-Small! ... with the ChemiDoc-It Imaging System. High-sensitivity ... produces low-background noise and wide dynamic ... a short exposure time. The light-tight ...
... Based Oligonucleotide) Genome Set and MEEBO (Mouse ... contain a collection of open source oligo ... allowing interrogation of thousands of genes. Developed ... University and UCSF, the sets enable the ...
Biology Products: