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Body weight and weight perception among African and Caribbean university students: correlation with depression symptoms

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-26 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:17:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:17:31Z
dc.date.issued 2017-10-26 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11307
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study was to investigate the association between body weight, weight perception, and depressive symptoms in African and Caribbean university students In a cross-sectional survey the total sample included 4 964 undergraduate university students (mean age 21 8, SD = 3 4, age range = 18-30 years) from five African and three Caribbean countries Data on the students' actual and perceived body weight, as well as depression symptoms, were collected In logistic regression, perceived rather than measured overweight predicted depressive symptoms in male students with normal weight For female students, perceived overweight predicted depression symptoms regardless of actual body weight. Male students who overestimated their body weight were at greater risk of depressive symptoms Body weight self-perceptions appear to influence experience of mood disorder among African and Caribbean country students. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject WEIGHT MANAGEMENT en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY STUDENTS en
dc.subject CARIBBEAN en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.subject RISK PERCEPTION en
dc.title Body weight and weight perception among African and Caribbean university students: correlation with depression symptoms en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 27(5) en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Psychology in Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10047 en
dc.PageNumber 443-446 en
dc.outputnumber 8968 en
dc.bibliographictitle Pengpid, S. & Peltzer, K. (2017) Body weight and weight perception among African and Caribbean university students: correlation with depression symptoms. <i>Journal of Psychology in Africa</i>. 27(5):443-446. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Pengpid, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en


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