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high school students
body image satisfaction
intention of weight control behavior
The purpose of this study was to understand the body image satisfaction and the intention of weight control behavior in the high school students. Also, the study hoped to investigate the relationships among the individual attributes, psychological factors, social factors, body image satisfaction, and the intention of weight control behavior. The study population was all students in the Ching-Shui high school in Taipei County. Subjects were obtained through stratified cluster random sampling, and 12 classes were enrolled. The study was documented with a self-questionnaire and collected with groups. There were 366 valid samples. The major findings were summarized as follows: 1. 75.7% of subjects showed the positive intention of weight control behavior in the next six months. 2. Male subjects evaluated themselves better on appearance and body-area satisfaction and lower on consideration of overweight than females did. 3. The subjects with higher self-esteem had higher body image satisfaction. 4. The subjects with bigger somatotype and more teased experience had lower body image satisfaction and higher intention of weight control behavior. 5. The subjects with the experience of the weight control and lower body image satisfaction had higher intention of weight control behavior. Also, the experience of weight control affected the intention of weight control behavior through body image satisfaction.
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