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Поведенчески практики за намаляване на теглото при момчета и момичета в юношеска възраст: ефекти върху здравето и психичното благополучие
Weight reduction practices in adolescent boys and girls: Impact on health and psychological well-being

Author(s): Anna Alexandrova-Karamanova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology
Published by: Институт за изследване на населението и човека - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Weight reduction practices; perceived body weight; psychological well-being; psychosomatic health; SDQ; adolescents.

Summary/Abstract: Weight control practices are prevalent among adolescents and are associated with significant risks for their physical and mental health. The current study explores the impact of healthy and unhealthy weight reduction practices and perceived body weight on psychosomatic health and psychological wellbeing of 3204 boys and girls aged 13 and 15, participants in the national representative survey “Health Behaviour in School-aged Children” (HBSC). In dieting adolescents, more psychosomatic complaints, worse well-being, more emotional problems, and hyperactivity were found. The predictors explained 15.2% and 13.2% of the variance in psychological well-being in boys and girls respectively, and 12.7% and 10.5% of the variance of psychosomatic health in boys and girls respectively.

  • Issue Year: 20/2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 125-140
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian