M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Body image in adolescence; Middle school students
This study was conducted to investigate the body images of Middle School aged students. A population of 62 students (37 males, 25 females) was given a survey that questioned their level of body image, their practice of weight-control behaviors, and the various potential influences on these areas. The results showed that this particular population had a higher level of body image than previous studies indicate. It also showed that students at this age are engaging in weight-control behaviors. The major influences on body image and weight-control behaviors were found to be peers and the media. This research, along with previous studies, implicates the need for prevention and intervention programs at this age level.
Lichtenwalner, Erin, "Body image in middle school students" (2007). Theses and Dissertations. 816.