Factors of body dissatisfaction among lebanese adolescents: the indirect effect of self-esteem between mental health and body dissatisfaction

dc.contributor.authorAl-Musharaf, Sara
dc.contributor.authorRogoza, Radosław
dc.contributor.authorMhanna, Mariam
dc.contributor.authorSoufia, Michel
dc.contributor.authorObeid, Sahar
dc.contributor.authorHallit, Souheil
dc.date.accessioned2022-12-10T12:17:00Z
dc.date.available2022-12-10T12:17:00Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.description.abstractBackground: Body dissatisfaction (BD) rates are alarmingly high, especially among adolescents, thus. Having a bet‑ ter understanding of correlates associated with BD seems to be an important issue in this developmental context. Furthermore, as adolescence is an essential time in the development of self-perception and self-esteem the current study assesses factors associated with BD among Lebanese adolescents and evaluates the indirect efect of self esteem between depression/anxiety/stress and BD. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study among 555 Lebanese adolescents, ages 15–18, who completed an online survey incorporating BD, socioeconomic status, weight and height, physical activity index, Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale, Beirut Distress Scale, Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale, Patient Health Questionnaire-9, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and Global Physical Activity Questionnaire. Results: The results of a stepwise linear regression, taking the body dissatisfaction score as the dependent variable, showed that higher BMI (B=0.47), feeling pressured by media/TV to lose weight (Beta=2.80), higher depression (Beta=0.39), exercising to lose weight (Beta=1.84) and following a diet to lose weight (Beta=1.58) were signifcantly associated with more body dissatisfaction, whereas higher self-esteem (Beta=-0.11) and more psychological distress (Beta=-0.21) were signifcantly associated with less body dissatisfaction. Self-esteem played an indirect role in the associations between anxiety and body dissatisfaction and stress and body dissatisfaction. Conclusions: BD is common among young Lebanese adolescents. Treating adolescents with low self-esteem and psychological issues is crucial in preventing anticipated BD and future eating disorders.ca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-022-03373-4
dc.identifier.issn1471-2431
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/84511
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherSpringer Natureca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-022-03373-4ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofBMC Pediatrics, 2022, vol. 22, art. 302.ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by (c) Sara Al-Musharaf et. al., 2022.ca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_ES
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectBody dissatisfactionca_ES
dc.subjectAdolescentsca_ES
dc.subjectLebanonca_ES
dc.subjectSelf-esteemca_ES
dc.subjectDepressionca_ES
dc.titleFactors of body dissatisfaction among lebanese adolescents: the indirect effect of self-esteem between mental health and body dissatisfactionca_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca_ES
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionca_ES
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