Body image partially mediates the relationship between obesity and psychological distress.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: Body image is considered as a potential mediator of the relationship between obesity and psychological distress. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES: One hundred ten men and women in a residential weight control facility completed the Multidimensional Body Self-Relations Questionnaire, the Beck Depression Inventory, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and the Binge Eating Scale. RESULTS: For both men and women, body-image satisfaction partially mediated the relationship between degree of overweight and depression/self-esteem. DISCUSSION: Sociodemographic factors that may influence the relationships among weight, body image, and depression/self-esteem are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Friedman, KE; Reichmann, SK; Costanzo, PR; Musante, GJ

Published Date

  • January 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 33 - 41

PubMed ID

  • 11786599

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1071-7323

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/oby.2002.5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States