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A Study on the comparison of BMI, Body-comparison, Body-satisfaction, and Behaviors of Appearance Managements according to the MBTI's Typology of Adolescents
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Human Ecology
  • Volume 24, Issue 5,  2015, pp.663-676
  • Publisher : Korean Association of Human Ecology
  • DOI : 10.5934/kjhe.2015.24.5.663
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A Study on the comparison of BMI, Body-comparison, Body-satisfaction, and Behaviors of Appearance Managements according to the MBTI's Typology of Adolescents
Wee, Eun Hah;
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The purpose of this study was to examine whether any differences can be found in body comparison, body satisfaction, and appearance management behaviors according to the MBTI's typology among male and female adolescents in Gwangju and South Jeolla province, South Korea. It was conducted by a self-report survey of 534 male and female high school students in Gwangju and South Jeolla province. The collected survey data were analyzed by Means, Cronbach's , Factor analysis, and t-test using the SPSS/PC WIN 19.0 statistical program. The results were as follows: Introversion Type(I) teens tend to think a thinner body is closer to the ideal when compared to Extroversion type(E) students. They spend less time comparing their bodies with their peers. However, they usually have lower levels of body satisfaction and are more likely to be concerned about acne. Intuition Type(N) students tend to have a body figure that is a little plumper than Sensing Type(S) teens. They are inclined to try and lose weight and are concerned about acne. Sensing Type(S) students are more likely to compare their bodies with their peers than Intuition Type(N) teens. However, they are generally less satisfied with their bodies. Feeling Type(F) teens are more concerned with harmony and personal hygiene the Thinking Type(T) students. Judging Type (J) students generally want to be thinner than their current body type when compared with Perceiving Type(P) teens. When Judging Type(J) teens decide they need to be on a diet, they do their best to lose weight even if it means exercising and forgoing their favorite foods. These results indicate that it would be more effective to offer guidance to teens while taking into consideration their differences in terms of appearance management behaviors based on the MBTI Topology of Adolescents.
MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator);personality type;body mass index: BMI;body satisfaction;body comparison;appearance management behavior;adolescents;
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