Psychological and social adjustment of obese children and their families
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The psychological and social adjustment of 30 obese children and their families was examined. Mothers completed the Child Behaviour Checklist and the Family Environment Scale; children completed the Self-Perception Profile for Children. The results consistently indicate that the obese children were less socially competent, had more behaviour problems, and had poorer self-perceptions than the non-obese normative samples. Families of obese children differed significantly from families in the non-distressed normative sample in that they interacted in a more negative way. The findings are discussed in terms of an 'at risk profile' and the implications for the behavioural treatment of obese children.
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BANIS, H. T., VARNI, J. W., WALLANDER, J. L., KORSCH, B. M., JAY, S. M., ADLER, R., GARCIATEMPLE, E., & NEGRETE, V.
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Banis, HT||Varni, JW||Wallander, JL||Korsch, BM||Jay, SM||Adler, R||Garcia-Temple, E||Negrete, V