Projet pilote Free To Be: un programme visant l’image corporelle positive pour les adolescents

Translated title of the contribution: Piloting Free To Be: A Positive Body Image Program for Adolescents ψ

Renae Y. Regehr, Rhea L. Owens, Daniel W. Cox, Caydeen C. Clayton

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Abstract

This study evaluated a positive body image program, Free To Be, for adolescent girls and boys. Participants were Canadian and primarily South Asian and were part of either the intervention (n = 76) or comparison groups (n = 43). Participants completed pretest and posttest questionnaires. The Group x Gender x Time interactions examining the study’s outcomes were not significant; however, post hoc analyses suggested promising results. Specifically, members of the intervention group experienced a significant increase in body image coping strategies and media literacy from Time 1 to Time 2, with boys benefiting the most. Members of both the intervention and comparison groups experienced a significant decrease in body dissatisfaction from Time 1 to Time 2. Boys in the intervention group experienced a greater decrease in body dissatisfaction, whereas both girls and boys in the comparison group reported a decrease in body dissatisfaction. Positive body image did not improve in either group. Limitations and implications are discussed.

Translated title of the contributionPiloting Free To Be: A Positive Body Image Program for Adolescents ψ
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)774-800
Number of pages27
JournalCounseling Psychologist
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study received funding from the University of British Columbia?s Faculty of Education Graduate Student Research Grant.

Funding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study received funding from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education Graduate Student Research Grant.

Publisher Copyright:
© The Author(s) 2020.

Copyright:
Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • body dissatisfaction
  • positive psychology
  • prevention

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