Body Image Perception and Body Composition in All Population
A special issue of European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education (ISSN 2254-9625).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 6636
Interests: physical activity; diet, fitness; sport; quality of life
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Body image is conceptualized as a multidimensional construct that includes positive and negative self-perceptions and attitudes (i.e., thoughts, feelings, and behaviors) regarding the body. This global term includes subjective, affective, cognitive, behavioral and perceptual processes.
Self-perception of body size seems not to always be in line with clinical definitions of normal weight, overweight and obesity according to the World Health Organization classification. The effect of self-perception of body size disturbances and body dissatisfaction may be the development of eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa or binge-eating disorder—a major risk factor of obesity development.
Additionally, weight misperception, a perceptual aspect of body image relating to over- or under-estimation of weight, is a separate construct from body dissatisfaction, since one can be quite accurate in the perception of one’s own size and shape, and yet still be dissatisfied.
Concerning body composition, it is important because it measures your overall health and fitness level in terms of your body fat percentage.
Authors are invited to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting original research articles, meta-analyses, and reviews that contribute new knowledge to this area. Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer-review process with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
Dr. Georgian Badicu
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- body image perception
- physical and psychological changes
- physical activity
- body composition
- body size