Perceived Social Standing and Weight-Related Outcomes in Adolescents
This study examined associations between youths' individual and family subjective social status (SSS), body mass index (BMI), and weight perceptions. Participants ranged in age from 11–18, 57.8% identified as female, and 85.5% as Caucasian. Regression analyses revealed that individual and family SSS were negatively associated with BMI and overweight perceptions, but not underweight perceptions. Results support the inverse relationship between SSS and BMI, and provide new information regarding adolescents' SSS and weight perceptions. Implications for family and consumer sciences professionals are provided; findings underscore the importance for examining the relationship between social status and health in future research.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 2016
More about this publication?
- The Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences is the official publication of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).
Each issue of the Journal contains the following professional and exclusive features:
- Scholarly peer-reviewed articles
- Practical information geared toward family and consumer sciences professionals
- News and information about AAFCS
In response to member feedback, the Journal now presents more columns and articles on trends and developments in the field, best practices, resources, and opinions. The Journal features knowledge gained from the research and academic arenas and focuses on how this knowledge can be applied by practitioners in the field.
The Journal is published four times a year: Winter (late January), Spring (mid- April), Summer (mid-August), and Fall (mid-November). It is indexed by the Family Index Database, Family and Society Studies World Wide, and the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). All AAFCS members receive a subscription to the Journal.
For information about joining AAFCS, which includes a subscription to this journal, visit the AAFCS website links below and click on Membership . Nonmembers and institutions can subscribe to the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences through IngentaConnect by selecting the Purchase Subscription link below. Individual issues and articles can also be purchased by browsing to the issue or article pages.
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Membership Information
- Information for Advertisers
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites