Adolescent Girls’ Vision of Their Body Having Various
Levels of Physical Activity
The paper analyzes the way adolescent girls view their body. The girls hold poor perception of their physical functionality and activity, and don’t appreciate their own bodies. The study verified the hypothesis that increasing physical activity to develop functional physical condition without weight control would make the idea of the body more positive and realistic. The study has found that promoting a positive body image is necessary indeed to view one’s own body in the light of its functionality rather than appearance. The girls practicing fencing for nine months had the body appreciation increased; they evaluated their functionality and activity higher, the gap between sensible and real body proportions decreased: the adolescents thought their body and limbs much longer then it was but during the training session the body ideas became more realistic.
Belogai Ksenia Nikolaevna, Candidate of Sciences (Psychology), Associate Professor, Department of Acmeology and Developmental Psychology, Kemerovo State University, 6, Krasnaya st., Kemerovo, 650000, Russian Federation, e-mail: Belogi@mail.ru
Osipova Daria Anatolievna, Undergraduate, Department of Acmeology and Developmental Psychology, Kemerovo State University 6, Krasnaya st., Kemerovo, 650000, Russian Federation, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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