A study of children's dieting concern

Scales, Nicola Jane (1991) A study of children's dieting concern. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The dieting concern of elementary school children was examined in order to determine whether a developmental pattern was present. One hundred and forty-six (84 girls, 62 boys) schoolchildren in grades kindergarten, 2, 4 and 6 were individually interviewed using a structured interview which consisted of questions about figure size preference and dieting behaviour. Following the interview, height and weight measures were taken on each subject using a tape measure and mechanical weight scale. Multivariate and descriptive analyses were performed on the data. Results of the study revealed no grade or sex differences in dieting concern. These results indicate that dieting concern is present in children.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5853
Item ID: 5853
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 67-71.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Psychology
Science, Faculty of > Psychology
Date: 1991
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Body image; Weight loss--Psychological effects; Obesity in children--Psychological effects

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