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Investigating adolescent stress and body image

Murray, Kristen; Byrne, Donald; Rieger, Elizabeth


Adolescent stress is clearly implicated in the development of mental health problems. However, its role in dysfunctional body image, which rises markedly in adolescence, has not been investigated. The present study examined the link between stress and body image, as well as self-esteem and depressive symptoms, in 533 high school students in grades 7 to 10. Results indicated that stress accounts for a sizeable proportion of variance in body image, and the best exploratory model included stress,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Adolescence
DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2010.05.004


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