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  • Journal title : Fashion & Textile Research Journal
  • Volume 18, Issue 2,  2016, pp.176-183
  • Publisher : The Korean Society for ClothIng Industry
  • DOI : 10.5805/SFTI.2016.18.2.176
 Title & Authors
Effects of Body Mass Index, Self-esteem, and Sociocultural Attitude toward Appearance on Diet Awareness
Park, Kwanghee;
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This study examined differences in body mass index (BMI), self-esteem, sociocultural attitude toward appearance, and diet awareness between genders as well as the effect of BMI, self-esteem, and sociocultural attitude toward appearance on diet awareness. This study surveyed adults between the ages of 20 and 29 who lived in Daegu and Uijeongbu from November to December 2014. Data collected from 258 respondents were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, regression analysis, and test. The study results showed that the respondents could be divided into three groups (underweight group, standard weight group, and overweight group) by BMI and a large percentage of respondents were in the standard weight group. The percentage of standard weight females was higher than standard weight males. There were significant differences in BMI, sociocultural attitude toward appearance (such as self-awareness), and diet awareness between genders; however, there was no difference in self-esteem. Men also had a higher BMI than women; however, women were more self-aware of sociocultural standards for appearance, desired a slim body and wanted educational information on diet. BMI and sociocultural attitude toward appearance had positive effects on diet awareness. Self-awareness was a strong predictor of diet awareness and self-esteem had no significant effect on diet awareness.
body mass index;self-esteem;sociocultural attitude toward appearance;diet awareness;
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