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    The Contribution of BMI, Body Image Inflexibility, and Generalized Anxiety to Symptoms of Eating Disorders and Exercise Dependence in Exercisers

    Liye Zou1,2, Peiying Yang1, Fabian Herold3, Weina Liu1, Attila Szabo4, Alyx Taylor5, Jing Sun6, Liu Ji1,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 811-823, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.024862

    Abstract 1) Background: The common factors which potentially contribute to the development of eating disorders and exercise dependence during early adulthood are still relatively unclear. The present study aimed to examine the role of BMI, body image inflexibility, and generalized anxiety in these two behavioral problems in a sample of college students. 2) Methods: In total, 878 habitual exercisers (58.1% male with BMI = 22.12 ± 2.39; 41.9% female with BMI = 20.55 ± 2.21) with age of 20.09 ± 1.76 years participated in this study. The main outcomes of interest are exercise dependence symptoms, eating disorders symptoms, body image inflexibility, and symptoms of generalized anxiety (as measured by Exercise Dependence… More >

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    Effect of Social Media Celebrities on Children’s Satisfaction with Their Body Image

    Raja Omar Bahatheg*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.1, pp. 95-114, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.015169

    Abstract This study investigated the impact of social media and media on children’s body satisfaction in early childhood. The effect of social media and media on children’s body image and differences between girls’ and boys’ acceptance of their body image were explored. A questionnaire and an illustrated body satisfaction scale were distributed to a sample of 491 children in Saudi Arabia (246 girls, 245 boys) aged 5–7 years. The results revealed differences between children’s responses to the illustrated body satisfaction scale and questionnaire. Questionnaire data revealed children were satisfied with their body image (91.4%, standard deviation [SD] 0.53), skin color (91.2%,… More >

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