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En enkätundersökning om kroppsideal bland elever i årskurs 9
Kristianstad University, School of Education and Environment.
Kristianstad University, School of Education and Environment.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

According to the core contents in the curriculum for the compulsory school 2011 for the subject Physical Education grades 7-9, teachers of the subjects shall give their students knowledge about body ideals within sports, and the society as a whole. The purpose of this study was to examine and analyze the attitude toward body ideals of the students soon to leave secondary school. The study was based on a quantitative survey with 70 participating students from three different schools. The results show that the schools, according to the students, do not inform the students about body ideals. However, the result shows that the students consider body ideals as an important topic that needs to be dealt with in school, since they consider the adolescences of today are living with a pressure telling them what to look like. The students consider body ideals to be healthy as long as they have received information about it and know how to deal with it. The famous people portrayed in media influence adolescents' body image. The study has shown that the 9th graders are not happy with the body ideals and thinks that it is an important topic for the school to bring up.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Body ideals, secondary school, student, health, media, society, attitude
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-10965OAI: diva2:641874
Educational program
Teacher Education
Available from: 2013-08-20 Created: 2013-08-19 Last updated: 2013-08-20Bibliographically approved

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