Body Image 2015 Jan 9;12:108-14. Epub 2014 Dec 9.
Deakin University, School of Psychology, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia.
This study determined how sociocultural messages to change one's body are perceived by adolescents from different cultural groups. In total, 4904 adolescents, including Australian, Chilean, Chinese, Indo-Fijian, Indigenous Fijian, Greek, Malaysian, Chinese Malaysian, Tongans in New Zealand, and Tongans in Tonga, were surveyed about messages from family, peers, and the media to lose weight, gain weight, and increase muscles. Groups were best differentiated by family pressure to gain weight. Read More