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Kenny, U,Sullivan, L,Callaghan, M,Molcho, M,Kelly, C
2018
March
Journal Of Health Psychology
The relationship between cyberbullying and friendship dynamics on adolescent body dissatisfaction: A cross-sectional study
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adolescence body image health behaviour internet quantitative methods social support PERCEIVED SOCIAL SUPPORT MULTIDIMENSIONAL SCALE APPEARANCE CULTURE IMAGE CONCERN WEIGHT STATUS GIRLS BOYS INTERNALIZATION ASSOCIATION EXPERIENCES
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The relationship between cyberbullying and friendship dynamics on adolescent body dissatisfaction was examined. Data from the Irish contribution to the international cross-sectional 2013/2014 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study were used. Results showed that girls were three times more likely than boys to report that their body is too fat, and adolescents who were cyberbullied were almost twice as likely as adolescents who were not cyberbullied to consider themselves too fat. Stronger friendship dynamics were associated with decreased levels of body dissatisfaction, and friendship dynamics were found to partially mediate the relationship between cyberbullying and body dissatisfaction.
10.1177/1359105316684939
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