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A proposed self-esteem and body image curriculum for middle school-aged girls

Jern, Rachel (2015) A proposed self-esteem and body image curriculum for middle school-aged girls. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Middle school girls are a population with low average self-esteem and body image. Self-esteem and body image can affect many aspects of health, including substance use, eating disorders, and depression. The Girl Scouts of Central Indiana (GSCI) Terre Haute Service Center runs an in-school club at Otter Creek Middle School to improve girls’ self-esteem. Because many of the girls participate in the club year after year, a new curriculum is needed each school year. The purpose of this project is to create a program plan for the 2015-2016 school year, based on self-esteem and body image research. In order to have a curriculum that is supported by research, practical for this situation, and appropriate for these girls, activities from several curricula are modified and combined in this program plan. Because of the serious health implications of low self-esteem and body image in middle school girls, successful interventions are a necessary public health goal. This program plan is a model for how to tailor existing interventions for a specific population.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
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Jern, Rachel
Date: 14 July 2015
Date Type: Submission
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: self-esteem, body-image, intervention, middle, school, girls
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 19:24
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 00:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/25597

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