Examining Actual and Perceived Weight Norms among Adolescents
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Misperceptions of peer weight norms have been identified as risk factors for overweight and underweight status among adolescents. Research is based on web based surveys that determine local norms and perceptions of norms.
Perkins, Jessica M., H. Wesley Perkins, and David W. Craig. 2015. "Misperception of Peer Weight Norms and Its Association with Overweight and Underweight Status Among Adolescents." Prevention Science, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 70-79. DOI: 10.1007/s11121-0140458-2 (abstract)
Perkins, Jessica M., H. Wesley Perkins, and David W. Craig. 2010. "Misperceptions of Peer Norms as a Risk Factor for Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption among Secondary School Students." Journal of the American Dietetic Association , Vol. 110 (12), pp. 1916-1921. DOI: 10.1016/j.jada.2010.09.008 (publication)
Perkins, Jessica M., Perkins, H. Wesley, and Craig, David W. 2010. "Peer Weight Norm Misperception as a Risk Factor for Being Over- and Underweight Among UK Secondary School Students." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 64, pp. 965-971. DOI: 10.1038/ejcn.2010.106 (abstract and paper)
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