A cross sectional study on body image dissatisfaction and factors influencing it among college girls in an urban area of Coimbatore

Subhashini, G (2016) A cross sectional study on body image dissatisfaction and factors influencing it among college girls in an urban area of Coimbatore. Masters thesis, PSG Institue of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

Adolescence is a period of pubertal and psychological changes, and during this period, adolescents become conscious of their body and appearance. In today’s society, adolescent girls are extremely conscious of perceptions of a perfect body. With the growing sense of ideal body image during adolescence, they try to lose or gain body weight to attain that perfect body. Also, the concept of body image perception is still being considered as a very ‘western concept’ in our society. Due to increased globalization and consequent westernization of Indian societies, it becomes imperative to study body shape concerns and eating attitudes in our population. Hence, this research will try to understand these unexplored areas, where there is paucity of body image related studies. This study establishes the fact that body image perceptions and dissatisfaction is no longer a western concept and affects our adolescent girls to a great extent. Hence, effective interventions have to be planned, where these interventions will help our adolescent population to gain proper knowledge on body image dissatisfaction and its impact on their health. This knowledge in turn will protect our young generation from pressures of negative body image & weight control practices, and also, will help them maintain a healthy body weight.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Body Image Dissatisfaction ; College Girls ; Risk Factors.
Subjects: MEDICAL > Community Medicine
Depositing User: Punitha K
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 09:42
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2018 16:46
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/2151

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