Body image in adolescents with and without visual impairment
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The present study assessed body image in 177 German adolescents with visual impairment and 531 peers with normal sight. On average, adolescents with visual impairment were less satisfied with their body than sighted adolescents, but this difference was mainly based on results drawn from female adolescents. In addition, adolescents with visual impairment, and female adolescents in particular, showed stronger associations of body image with bullying and psychological well-being. The results indicate that female adolescents are more susceptible to body dissatisfaction than male adolescents when not being able to meet the societal standard of the “perfect” body.
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