Adolescent Girls

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  • Adolescent Girls

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    This study examined the perceived role of three types of sociocultural agents (peers, parents, and media) in influencing body dissatisfaction and dietary restraint in adolescent girls. Participants were 577 grade 10 girls from six schools who completed questionnaires in class and had height and weight measured. Two path analyses resulted in a similar pattern. While current body size strongly predicted ideal body size and body dissatisfaction, perceived influence of multiple sociocultural agents regarding

  • Adolescent Girls at Risk

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    Adolescent Girls at Risk What risks are really in existence for adolescent girls growing up on the Arizona-Mexico border? Well, more then anyone in their right mind might be able to imagine. Adolescent girls growing up on the border or in a multicultural area are generally from lower income homes, which in itself introduces an entire set of risk factors. The main focus, but certainly not the only ones at risk, being that of minority groups, such as Hispanic and American Indian girls. In general

  • The Effects of Media on Adolescent Girls

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    it supplies various cons as well. One very prominent fault that the significance of media has is its visual depiction of women. There is an abundance of media portraying women to have ideal bodies, and this undoubtedly has a negative effect on adolescent girls. Two of the many effects of media on females are depression and self esteem issues, as well as eating disorders. Unfortunately, body dissatisfaction caused by media is becoming more and more common. In today’s society, media is a part of everyone’s

  • Mean Girls And Adolescent Subculture

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    The movie Mean Girls, is the most popular and accurate representation of adolescent society in today's adolescent culture. It is sincerely one of my favorite movies because of its satirical portrayal of different facets of high school life. Mean Girls is about a girl named Cady Heron, who relocates from being homeschooled in Africa to high school in the United States. At first, she is naive to the status hierarchy of cliques that are prevalent in the school. But what turns from innocent sabotage

  • Drug Use of Black Adolescent Girls

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    multi-racial adolescents, 32 percent of blacks and nearly 24 percent of Asians. "There is certainly still a myth out there that black kids are more likely to have problems with drugs than white kids, and this documents as clearly as any study we're aware of that the rate of substance-related disorders among African American youths is significantly lower," ( Dan Blazer from Duke's Department of Psychiatry, a senior author of the study, told the Raleigh News & Observer). Adolescents reported using

  • The Ue of Diet pills among adolescent girls

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    The Use of Diet Pills among Adolescent Girls Dieting is a common occurrence in our country, but dieting is most common among adolescent girls. Since millions of Americans try to lose weight every year, many of them turn to weight-loss pills for help (MFMER 2004). Dieting may place the risk of using unhealthy weight control behaviors such as diet pills (Eisenberg, Neumark-Sztainer, Story, & Perry 2004). A study by the CDC showed that 10.9 percent of adolescent girls use diet pills as their weight-loss

  • Reducing the Risk of HIV Among Adolescent Girls

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    According to the CDC, the majority of female adolescents will have had at least one sexual partner by the time they reach the age of 18. Once reserved for high school students, sex ed is now being introduced in junior high and even elementary schools. It is undeniable that our teenagers are becoming sexually active earlier and inevitably, are vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections and HIV. While it is impossible to alter the choices of sexually active teens once they have been made, it is

  • The Development of Body Image in Young Girls and Adolescent Women

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    I had curly hair I would be pretty. I would be happy if I was skinner! Why can’t I look like her?" These are all comments commonly made by young girls, whom are feeling pressure to have the ideal physical features. This pressure builds and builds as the girl is aging and being effected by her environment. This strain reaches a maximum point when the girl is crossing into womanhood. The external influences change throughout a life time but they constantly play a significant role. These influences can

  • Risk Factors for Body Dissatisfaction in Adolescent Girls: A Longitudinal Investigation

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    Dissatisfaction in Adolescent Girls: A longitudinal Investigation written by Eric Stice and Kathryn Whitenton was the article that was chosen. It can be found, in the Developmental Psychology Journal and was published in July of 2002. This article discusses if sociocultural, interpersonal, and biological risk factors increase body dissatisfaction in adolescent girls. Stice and Whitenton (2002) approached their study by focusing on an age range between eleven and fifteen year old girls from four public

  • Medias Influence on Adolescent Girls Body Image, Identity and Sexuality

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    Medias Influence on Adolescent Girls Body Image, Identity and Sexuality Missing Sources Cited Gender Identity begins in early childhood when roles are given to children as to which toys they should play or not play with. A child’s body image is influenced by how people around her react to her body and how she looks. A pre-adolescent becomes more aware of what society’s standards are for the ideal body. The media has always had images of what the ideal woman should be. As in the way she should look