Insatisfacción corporal e influencia de los modelos estéticos en niños y jóvenes varones mexicanos

Enseñanza e Investigación en Psicología 01/2006;
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ABSTRACT El objetivo del presente estudio fue comparar en niños y jóvenes varones la sintomatología de trastorno alimentario y de dos factores asociados: la insatisfacción corporal y la influencia del modelo estético corporal. Participaron 45 niños y 42 jóvenes del sexo masculino, quienes fueron entrevistados y respondieron a los tests de Actitudes Alimentarias, Interiorización del Modelo Estético Corporal e Insatisfacción Corporal. La sintomatología de trastorno alimentario fue mayor en los niños que en los jóvenes; no obstante, no se halló en ellos una asimilación considerable de los modelos estéticos corporales de delgadez, a diferencia de los jóvenes, quienes al parecer están bajo la influencia de la publicidad y del grupo de amigos.

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