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The Study of Self Image according to Body Mass Index in Middle School Students
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The Study of Self Image according to Body Mass Index in Middle School Students
Song, Min-Sun; Yoo, Yong-Kwon; Choi, Chan-Hun; Kim, Nam-Cho;
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the self image according to body mass index in middle school students. Methods: The study included 260 students. Self image was measured using structured questionnaires. Statistical analysis was performed using t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe`s test and multiple regression analysis. Results: The proportions of under weight, normal weight, and overweight were 36.1%, 53.9%, 10.0% respectively. Also, the mean of the self image score was 4.0. The score of self image was significantly higher in the normal weight group than the over weight group or the under weight group. This trend was also consistent in multiple regression. The score of self image was lower in high school grades, low perceived record, under-weight and over-weight. Conclusion: This study shows that many students are under weight. The score of self image was related with body image. So, level of obesity in each student should also be considered, to elevate the self image.
Middle school student;Body mass index;Self Image;
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