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Motriz: Revista de Educação Física

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Abstract

CARDOSO, Fernando Luiz; SACOMORI, Cinara; SPERANDIO, Fabiana Flores  and  KRUGER, Ana Paula. Body satisfaction in Physical Education undergraduate students: questionnaire proposal. Motriz: rev. educ. fis. [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.1, pp. 63-71. ISSN 1980-6574.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1980-65742012000100007.

Body satisfaction can be divided into: body image, satisfaction with weight and body cathexis. Body satisfaction of 302 Physical Education undergraduate students was evaluated and a questionnaire was proposed. Students self-evaluated as medium to very satisfied with their bodies. Men had higher means (p<.05) regards "to feel their body proportionate" and "being satisfied with their bodies". And women "look more their bodies at the mirror", "touch more the bodies in general", "find themselves more sexy" and "would like to be thinner". The factor analysis confirmed the model and got a α =. 757.

Keywords : Personal Satisfaction; Body; Physical Education.

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