Percezione corporea e autostima: un confronto tra preadolescenti del nord e sud Italia

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Body perception and self-esteem: a comparison between pre-adolescents from northern and southern Italy

Emanuela Confalonieri, Elena Gatti, Paola Corsano, Marinella Majorano

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The study investigates the level of satisfaction of one's body and of oneself, in two groups of Italian pre-adolescents recruited in the North and South of Italy. A 390 preadolescents (195 from the North and 195 from the South) balanced by sex (192 males and 198 females) and by age (M = 11.87; DS = 0.8) were given three questionnaires aimed at detecting the degree of satisfaction for their own body and face, self-esteem and the level of pubertal development. Initial results indicate that although the absolute value of BMI is significantly higher in the Southern group, pubertal development starts first among subjects in the North. This development seems to be connected to greater dissatisfaction with one's body and face, precisely in the Northern group. Future studies could deepen this relationship by also introducing socio-cultural variables.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Body perception and self-esteem: a comparison between pre-adolescents from northern and southern Italy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)139-150
Number of pages12
JournalPsicologia Clinica dello Sviluppo
VolumeXVII
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • ADOLESCENTI
  • PERCEZIONE CORPOREA

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