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Downstream consequences of pubertal timing for young women's body beliefs.

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Summary of "Downstream consequences of pubertal timing for young women's body beliefs."

Puberty is a critical biopsychosocial event that has long-term consequences for adolescents' behavior and well-being. Research has shown that developing earlier than one's peers may worsen adolescent girls' body image, in part due to weight redistribution and increases in adiposity resulting from pubertal development. However, research has yet to examine if pubertal timing is associated with girls' body beliefs related to self-objectification, self-sexualization, and positive body image beyond the adolescent years. We address that issue here.

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Name: Journal of adolescence
ISSN: 1095-9254
Pages: 162-166

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