Gender role orientation and body satisfaction during adolescence – Cross-sectional results of the 2017/18 HBSC study

Emily Finne, Marina Schlattmann & Petra Kolip
During adolescence both sexes experience a loss of body satisfaction, whereby the effect is greater among girls. Coming to terms with gender roles is an important step in the development of a person’s identity. Traditional gender roles tend to emphasise certain physical attributes: attractiveness in women, and strength and dominance in men. This article analyses associations between a traditional gender role orientation and body satisfaction during adolescence based on logistic regression models and using data...
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