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TitleA study of children's dieting concern
AuthorScales, Nicola Jane, 1966-
DescriptionThesis (M. Sc.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1991. Psychology
Paginationvii, 76 leaves : ill.
SubjectBody image; Weight loss--Psychological effects; Obesity in children--Psychological effects
DegreeM. Sc.
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Psychology
NotesBibliography: leaves 67-71.
AbstractThe dieting concern of elementary school children was examined in order to determine whether a developmental pattern was present. One hundred and forty-six (84 girls, 62 boys) schoolchildren in grades kindergarten, 2, 4 and 6 were individually interviewed using a structured interview which consisted of questions about figure size preference and dieting behaviour. Following the interview, height and weight measures were taken on each subject using a tape measure and mechanical weight scale. Multivariate and descriptive analyses were performed on the data. Results of the study revealed no grade or sex differences in dieting concern. These results indicate that dieting concern is present in children.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifier76099324
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
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