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Author(s): Raquel Barbosa
Paula Mena Matos
Maria Emília Costa
Title: Attachments and body image: An exploratory model | As relações de vinculação e a imagem corporal: Exploração de um modelo
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: The present study explored the differential effects of the principal development contexts (attachment to parents and peers) on the way in which adolescents experience their bodies. Six hundred and ninety adolescents and young adults (242 male and 448 female) participated in this study, with ages varying between 15 and 23 years (M = 17,8 and SD= 2,00). The results of the prediction model revealed that gender and romantic attachment were the variables that showed the strongest effect on the variation in body image. A mediation effect was observed among attachment to parents and body image through romantic and friendship relationships. The results highlight the need of understanding body experience in an interpersonal context.
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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