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Ethnicity, Body Image Perception and Weight-Related Behaviour among Adolescent Females Attending Secondary School in Trinidad

This study investigates the correlates of body image perception in a group of adolescent females stratified by ethnicity. Results suggest ethnic differences in the level of concern over body image and associated eating, and weight-related behaviour among participants.


Objective: The correlates of body image perception among an ethnically diverse group of adolescent females attending secondary school in Trinidad were investigated.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey was carried out among adolescent females from selected secondary schools in Trinidad. Participants completed a self-administered questionnaire consisting of sociodemographic items and standardized psychometric instruments.

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013
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