Relationship Between Eating Disorders, Physical Symptoms, Depression and Health Locus of Control among an Elementary School Girls in Korea

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Presentation
Title:
Relationship Between Eating Disorders, Physical Symptoms, Depression and Health Locus of Control among an Elementary School Girls in Korea
Abstract:
Relationship Between Eating Disorders, Physical Symptoms, Depression and Health Locus of Control among an Elementary School Girls in Korea
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Sung, Mi-Hae
Contact Address: Nursing Department, 633-165, Gaegeum-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan, 614-735, South Korea
Co-Authors:Young Mi Lim
Recently, the improvement of food and the influx of Western food culture have brought about over nourishment and an increased the rate of obesity among an elementary school girls in Korea. Women are more influenced by the mass media's drive to promote a thin standard of attractiveness than men. This distorted situation causes eating disorders, such as dangerously light eating habits and frequent skipping meals. The purpose of this study is to the relationship between eating disorders, physical symptoms, depression and health locus of control. The research design was a descriptive study. It was done by using a constructive self-report questionnaire; a total 464 elementary school girls were measured. The instrument was a constructive questionnaire that consisted 136 items; that is 12 general characteristics and weight control related questions, 24 eating disorders questions, 69 physical symptoms questions, 20 depression questions and 11 health locus of control questions. The subjects were divided into 4 groups according to the BMI. Data analysis was done by SPSS/WIN Programs using frequency, percentage, mean, SD, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient. The results of this study are as follows:1) More than 40% of the subjects perceived their weight as over weight. More than 56% of the subjects weren't satisfied their body shape. 2) The score of eating disorders differed significantly by the BMI: the score was highest in the group of obesity (F=4.208, P=.015). 3) There was high positive correlation between BMI and eating disorders (r=.331, p<.01), and between eating disorders and physical symptoms (r=.259,p<.01), between eating disorders and depression (r=.225, p<.01), and between physical symptoms and depression (r=.373, p<.01). Also, there was negative correlation between physical symptoms and health locus of control, and between depression and health locus of control (r=-.216, p<.01).These results indicate that Korean elementary school girls need more education and counseling on dietary. Also, to promote their normal growth development, the systematic efforts to reestablish the social standard of the beauty should be taken. AN: MN030296
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRelationship Between Eating Disorders, Physical Symptoms, Depression and Health Locus of Control among an Elementary School Girls in Koreaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161262-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Relationship Between Eating Disorders, Physical Symptoms, Depression and Health Locus of Control among an Elementary School Girls in Korea</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sung, Mi-Hae</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value"> Nursing Department, 633-165, Gaegeum-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan, 614-735, South Korea</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Young Mi Lim</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Recently, the improvement of food and the influx of Western food culture have brought about over nourishment and an increased the rate of obesity among an elementary school girls in Korea. Women are more influenced by the mass media's drive to promote a thin standard of attractiveness than men. This distorted situation causes eating disorders, such as dangerously light eating habits and frequent skipping meals. The purpose of this study is to the relationship between eating disorders, physical symptoms, depression and health locus of control. The research design was a descriptive study. It was done by using a constructive self-report questionnaire; a total 464 elementary school girls were measured. The instrument was a constructive questionnaire that consisted 136 items; that is 12 general characteristics and weight control related questions, 24 eating disorders questions, 69 physical symptoms questions, 20 depression questions and 11 health locus of control questions. The subjects were divided into 4 groups according to the BMI. Data analysis was done by SPSS/WIN Programs using frequency, percentage, mean, SD, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient. The results of this study are as follows:1) More than 40% of the subjects perceived their weight as over weight. More than 56% of the subjects weren't satisfied their body shape. 2) The score of eating disorders differed significantly by the BMI: the score was highest in the group of obesity (F=4.208, P=.015). 3) There was high positive correlation between BMI and eating disorders (r=.331, p&lt;.01), and between eating disorders and physical symptoms (r=.259,p&lt;.01), between eating disorders and depression (r=.225, p&lt;.01), and between physical symptoms and depression (r=.373, p&lt;.01). Also, there was negative correlation between physical symptoms and health locus of control, and between depression and health locus of control (r=-.216, p&lt;.01).These results indicate that Korean elementary school girls need more education and counseling on dietary. Also, to promote their normal growth development, the systematic efforts to reestablish the social standard of the beauty should be taken. AN: MN030296</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:18:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:18:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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