McCabe, M. P, Mellor, D. & Mealey, A. (2016). An educational programme for parents on the body image of preschool-aged boys. Journal of Health Psychology,21(7), 1241-1248. United Kingdom: SAGE Publications Ltd. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105314551078
This study was designed to increase parents’ awareness of their role in their preschool child’s body image and increase positive body image attitudes. In total, 118 parents ( 54 intervention, 64 control ) of boys aged −3–6 years completed a two-session educational workshop. At post-test and the 3 months’ follow-up, parents in the intervention group compared to the control group reported a greater level of perceived knowledge on how they may influence their son’s body image and a greater level of body appreciation. These results indicate that educational workshops are effective in improving parents’ knowledge to improve their son’s body image.
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