Body image dissatisfaction, physical activity and screen-time in Spanish adolescents
Añez, Elizabeth (Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona. Departament de Psicologia Clínica i de la Salut)
Fornieles Deu, Albert (Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona. Departament de Psicobiologia i de Metodologia de les Ciències de la Salut)
Fauquet Ars, Jordi (Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona. Departament de Psicobiologia i de Metodologia de les Ciències de la Salut)
López-Guimerà, Gemma (Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona. Departament de Psicologia Clínica i de la Salut)
Puntí-Vidal, Joaquim (Institut Universitari Fundació Parc Taulí)
Sánchez Carracedo, David (Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona. Departament de Psicologia Clínica i de la Salut)

Date: 2016
Abstract: This cross-sectional study contributes to the literature on whether body dissatisfaction (BD) is a barrier/ facilitator to engaging in physical activity (PA), and to investigate the impact of mass-media messages via computer-time on BD. High-school students (N=1501), reported their PA, computer-time (homework/leisure), and BD. Researchers measured students'weight and height. Analyses revealed that BD was negatively associated with PA, on both genders; whereas computer-time was associated only with girls' BD. Specifically, as computer-homework increased, BD decreased; as computer-leisure increased, BD increased. Weight-related interventions should improve body image and PA simultaneously, whilst critical consumption of mass-media interventions should include a computer component.
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; submittedVersion
Subject: Adolescents ; Psicologia ; Imatge corporal en l'adolescència ; Esports ; Aspectes psicològics ; Sedentary behaviour ; Body image ; Physical activity ; Social media
Published in: Journal of Health Psychology, Núm. 24 (August 2016) , p. 1-12, ISSN 2347-2356

PMID: 27557652


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