Association of Parents' Body Esteem and Body Mass Index with Children's Body Esteem and BMI: A Study from Turkey

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Ozcebe H., ARSLAN U. E. , ÜNER S., Araz O., KONŞUK ÜNLÜ H., YARDIM M. S. , ...More

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, vol.7, no.3, pp.236-242, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jpr.galenos.2019.30643
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.236-242
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: Childhood obesity is associated with psychosocial and medical comorbidities. Children affected by obesity have significantly lower self-esteem than children with normal weight, and families have an important role in the development of body image and body dissatisfaction. We aimed to examine the relationship between the body esteem of obese children and their parents' body esteem and weight status.