2021 年 46 巻 3 号 p. 264-270
The present study aimed to investigate 1) the basic survey on body image among early adolescence girls in Japan, 2) the relationships between the body appreciation, cognition, and behavior among early adolescence Japanese girls. A total of 214 early adolescence girls participated the web-based survey. Results showed that (a) 55.7% girls recognized themselves as overweight even though their actual weight was normal, and 17.4% girls recognized themselves as overweight even though their actual weight was underweight, (b) 71.5% girls are on a diet, (c) early adolescence Japanese girls tend to idealize underweight, and there was large gap between ideal BMI and actual BMI. Additionally, results showed that a significant correlation between body appreciation and body recognition. On the other hand, the correlation between body appreciation and diet behavior was not significant. The present study revealed severity of early adolescence Japanese girls body image disturbance and internalization of thin ideal, and also the relationship between body appreciation, body recognition and diet behavior.