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Physical self esteem - A five year follow up study on Swedish adolescents
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2009 (English)In: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, ISSN 0334-0139, E-ISSN 2191-0278, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 497-507Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study describes the levels and inter-correlations of physical self-esteem, physical activity, body mass index (BMI), and body fat and, in addition, distinctive of individuals with high vs. low physical self-worth in a longitudinal design during adolescence. Methods: At mean ages 12.7, 15.7, and 17.7 years, physical activity (steps/day) was measured for four consecutive schooldays of 77 (41 girls) Swedish adolescents. Perceived physical self-esteem, height, weight, and at ages 15.7 and 17.7 years, body fat percent was also measured. Results: Boys' physical self-perception scores were higher than girls' and an overall stability during adolescents was seen. High and low physical self-worth had a significant impact regarding BMI at ages 12.7 and 17.7 years and regarding body fat at age 17.7 years in both boys and girls. Conclusions: Regression analysis indicated that BMI and body fat counter-predicted self-worth in girls age-dependently. Efforts to build adapted physical activity programs for overweight and obese are emphasized.

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2009. Vol. 21, no 4, p. 497-507
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BMI; CY-PSPP; Obesity; Pedometers; Physical activity; Physical self-worth
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-10894PubMedID: 20306762Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-77649250718OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-10894DiVA, id: diva2:284623
Available from: 2010-01-08 Created: 2010-01-08 Last updated: 2017-11-02Bibliographically approved

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