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dc.contributor.authorWang, K
dc.contributor.authorLiang, R
dc.contributor.authorMa, ZL
dc.contributor.authorChen, J
dc.contributor.authorCheung, EFC
dc.contributor.authorRoalf, DR
dc.contributor.authorGur, RC
dc.contributor.authorChan, RCK
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-12T04:41:50Z
dc.date.available2019-09-12T04:41:50Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn2046-0260
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pchj.200
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387270
dc.description.abstractThe present study aimed to examine body image attitude in Chinese college students and related psychological consequences. A silhouette-matching test was administered to 425 college students in mainland China. Self-esteem, negative emotions, subjective well-being, and eating-disorder-related weight-controlling behaviors were also measured. Only 12.9% of the participants were satisfied with their figure and the extent of body image dissatisfaction was comparable for both sexes. The majority of the female participants indicated a preference to be more slender. Their ideal figure was underweight and was far smaller than the most attractive female figure chosen by male participants. For male participants, the proportion wanting a fuller figure was comparable to that wanting a slimmer figure. Among female participants, body image dissatisfaction negatively correlated with self-esteem and subjective well-being, and positively correlated with negative emotions. Drive for thinness correlated with eating-disorder-related weight-controlling behaviors not only for females, but also for males. Body image dissatisfaction, as a diagnostic feature for major subtypes of eating disorders, may signal serious concern among Chinese college students.
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom31
dc.relation.ispartofpageto40
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsyCh Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702en_US
dc.subject.keywordsbody imageen_US
dc.subject.keywordseating disorderen_US
dc.subject.keywordsnegative emotionen_US
dc.subject.keywordsself-esteemen_US
dc.subject.keywordssexen_US
dc.titleBody image attitude among Chinese college students
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationWang, K; Liang, R; Ma, ZL; Chen, J; Cheung, EFC; Roalf, DR; Gur, RC; Chan, RCK, Body image attitude among Chinese college students, PsyCh Journal, 2018, 7 (1), pp. 31-40
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-10-15
dc.date.updated2019-09-12T04:40:12Z
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gro.griffith.authorChan, Raymond


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