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Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, ISSN: 2457-1024; 2231-0843 (old),Vol.: 30, Issue.: 6


Gender Differences on Body Image Perceptions of Tribal Adolescents


S. Beulah Margaret1*, P. Sreedevi1, M. Sarada Devi1 and P. Radha Rani1

1Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Home Science, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), Hyderabad-500 004, India.

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(1) Dr. Nwachukwu Prince Ololube, Professor, Department of Educational Foundations and Management, Faculty of Education, University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

(2) Dr. Faika Sanal Karahan, Assistant Professor, Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling, Faculty of Education, Usak University, Turkey.

(3) Dr. Teresa De Pilli, Assistant Professor, Department of Science of Agriculture of Food of Environment (SAFE), University of Foggia, Via Napoli, Italy.


(1) Xiaofan Li, Fujian Medical University, China.

(2) Amanda Baker, University of Ottawa, Canada.

(3) Arthur N. Chuemere, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/27638


The present study on gender differences on body image perceptions of tribal adolescents was conducted in and around Adilabad district of Telangana state. Ex post- facto design was adapted with a sample of 180 adolescents. Tribal adolescents from tribal schools and tribal colleges were selected as the sample of the study. The study aims to find out the gender differences regarding the perceptions of body image among tribal adolescents regarding their physical attributes. The significant results of the study showed that tribal adolescent girls expressed high positive perceptions towards body image and satisfied with their physical attributes with fewer regrets when compared to that of boys. Whereas boys had high regrets with low positive perceptions towards their body image and took efforts to maintain healthy body image significantly more than girls. There were no significant gender differences in the usage of cosmetics and accessories for good looking.

Keywords :

Body image perceptions; tribal adolescents; physical attributes.

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DOI : 10.9734/CJAST/2018/42652

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