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Ciencias Psicológicas

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LACUNZA, Ana Betina et al. Social deficits in adolescents with overweight and obesity.. Cienc. Psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.7, n.1, pp.25-32. ISSN 1688-4221.

Abstract: The objective of this essay was to assess the social skills overweight and obese adolescents who in urban and rural contexts in Tucumán, Argentina. Anthropometric measures were taken from 276 adolescents, 11-20 years old, attending public schools. The Battery of Socialization BAS- 3 (Silva Moreno & Martorell Pallás, 1989), a nutritional a socio-demographic questionnaires were administered. 18 % of the adolescents were diagnosed with overweight and obesity. This group referred greater shyness and social anxiety when they had to start social relations in comparison to the normal weight counterparts. Obese adolescents residing in urban areas exhibited higher levels of social anxiety and less self-control in obese adolescents who reside in urban areas. The results show the co-morbility between eating disorders and psychopathological indicators. Further research on the characteristics of socialization habits in adolescents with eating disorders, particularly obesity, will allow the design of intervention strategies in urban and rural population

Palavras-chave : adolescents; overweight; obesity; social shyness; social anxiety.

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