n Gender and Behaviour - Body image and self-esteem : a study of gender differences among mid-adolescents

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1596-9231



This study looked at the conceptualisation of body image and its relationship with self-esteem and investigated for gender differences in these two aspects of the self. Two hundred and forty three randomly selected adolescents responded to a structured self-report schedule. Varimax rotated principal component analysis constrained body image to three dimensions, with affective being more significantly correlated with self-esteem than cognitive and behavioural dimensions. Results revealed significant gender differences in both body image and self-esteem, with adolescent girls having lower body image and self-esteem than their male counterparts.

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