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J Consult Clin Psychol. 2002 Aug;70(4):1040-4.

Correlates of body image dissatisfaction among overweight women seeking weight loss.

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  • 1Cornell Cognitive Therapy Clinic, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York 10021, USA. pem2003@med.cornell.edu

Abstract

Predictors of body image dissatisfaction (BID) among obese people are poorly understood. In 79 obese women seeking weight reduction, associations with BID of self-esteem, youth teasing, adult teasing, and internalization of sociocultural appearance standards (ISAS) were studied. Analyses revealed that only self-esteem, adult teasing, and ISAS predicted BID. Results highlight the importance of adulthood self-esteem and interpersonal-cultural context--rather than childhood experiences--in predicting adulthood BID.

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