Race and Gender Differences of Body Physique and Self-Esteem in High School Students
AbstractThis study investigated race and gender differences of body physique and self-esteem in high school students (N = 754, mean age = 16.5 + 1.2 yr) attending public schools. Participants completed a five part body physique questionnaire where responses were based on a set of nine figure silhouette drawings and a five part self esteem questionniare. African American females reported significantly larger body physique preferences when compared to their Caucasian counterparts (p<0.05); there was no significant difference between the Caucasian and African American males (p>0.05). African American’s (males and females) scored significantly higher on the self-esteem assessment than their Caucasian counterparts. These findings suggest that there might be important race and gender differences on various aspects of body physique and self-esteem in high school students.
How to Cite
Bennett, J. E., Philipp, S. F., Schuler, P. B., & Roy, J. L. P. (2007). Race and Gender Differences of Body Physique and Self-Esteem in High School Students. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 5(4), 92-96. https://doi.org/10.32398/cjhp.v5i4.1270