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Periodical Title

Journal of Adolescent and Family Health

Volume

8

Number

1

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2-9-2017

Abstract

Research suggests there are factors that may exacerbate or otherwise serve as a protective factor for the effects being overweight. This study explores the association between BMI and adolescent’s academic achievement, and the moderating effects of individual-level (e.g., race/ethnicity) and socio-contextual factors (e.g., economic disadvantage) on this association. Furthermore, research suggests that overweight adolescents are at an increased risk of becoming overweight adults. As such, other developmental outcomes may be impacted as adolescents mature into young adulthood. Given this likelihood, the association between BMI and achievement over time was also tested. Findings suggests an overlapping sphere of influence on BMI and adolescent’s academic achievement, as well as a consistent effect of BMI on achievement as adolescents enter into young adulthood.

Subject

Adolescent health services; Families -- Health and hygiene

Keyword

academic achievement; adolescence; body mass index; individual-level factors; socio-contextual factor; young adulthood

Discipline

Education | Personality and Social Contexts | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Document Type

articles

Extent

28 leaves

Language

English

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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