Lowe, Gillian; Lipps, Garth; Abel, Wendel D; Brown, A.; Hickling, Frederick W.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
Evaluation of Body Image Satisfaction Among Adolescents from Three High Schools in Kingston, Jamaica [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
53 Suppl. 5
Objective: To determine the degree of body image satisfaction among 4th form adolescent students attending three high schools in Kingston, Jamaica. Method: All 4th form students from three high schools (two traditional and one upgraded) in Kingston were evaluated for body image satisfaction with their own bodies using a body image projection tool which consisted of a drawing of the human body. An overall score of general body image satisfaction was then calculated ranging from -21 (very strong dissatisfaction) to 21 (highly satisfied). An Afro-centric body image score was also calculated which ranged from -6 (strongly dissatisfied) to 6 (highly satisfied).....