THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY APPRECIATION, BODY SELF-ESTEEM AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS EATING IN CHILDREN

<doi>10.24250/JPE/2/2019/BM</doi>

  • Beatrice MAGURAN

Abstract

Body appreciation among children has received special attention in the health literature, so that the prevention of body image impairment confirms the importance of the relationship between personal identity and family. The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between child's body appreciation, attitudes towards eating and body self-esteem. In this respect, children from different schools have completed instruments that measure the level of body self-esteem, eating attitude and the level of body appreciation. For statistical purposes, r Pearson correlation and hierarchic regression were used. The results showed that eating attitudes correlates positively with body appreciation of the Romanian children (n = 418) and that a higher level of body appreciation correlates with a higher level of body self-esteem, also the present study pointed out that a low levels of body self-esteem predict negative eating attitude when we control the gender and BMI.

Author Biography

Beatrice MAGURAN

Department of Psychology, West University of Timisoara

Published
2019-10-27