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Childhood obesity, gender, actual-ideal body image discrepancies, and physical self-concept in Hong Kong children: cultural differences in the value of moderation.

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Childhood obesity is increasingly prevalent in Western and non-Western societies. The authors related multiple dimensions of physical self-concept to body composition for 763 Chinese children aged 8 to 15 and compared the results with Western research. Compared with Western research, gender differences favoring boys were generally much smaller for physical self-concept and body image. Objective and subjective indexes of body fat were negatively related to many components of physical self-conc...

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10.1037/0012-1649.43.3.647

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Role:
Author
Journal:
Developmental psychology
Volume:
43
Issue:
3
Pages:
647-662
Publication date:
2007-05-01
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EISSN:
1939-0599
ISSN:
0012-1649
Source identifiers:
103184
Language:
English
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pubs:103184
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uuid:af0d29bd-1248-41d6-bd66-0721db167df0
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pubs:103184
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2012-12-19

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