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The Official Journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology 2011;13(3):23-30.
Published online July 30, 2011.
Influence of Degree of Obesity on Physical Self-efficacy and Body Shape Satisfaction in University Male Students
Jung-Sok Oak, Jee-Young Hong, Keun-Ok An
Dankook University
Correspondence:  Keun-Ok An,
Email: coolan@hanmail.net
Received: 30 May 2011   • Accepted: 16 July 2011

The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of degree of obesity on physical self-efficacy and body shape satisfaction in university male students in their twenties, which begin to concern about their appearances or weights.
The subjects of this study consisted of 338 male university students. They were divided into three groups based on their body mass index(BMI); Normal-weight group(18.5-22.9), over-weight group(23-24.9), obesity group(25〉). The questionnaires was used to collect the data about their physical self-efficacy and body shape satisfaction. The one way ANOVA with LSD were used for the data analysis.
For the physical self-efficacy, there was no significant difference in the perceived physical ability between three groups but physical self-expression confidence was significantly(p<.05) higher in normal-weight and over-weight groups than obesity group. The satisfaction for body shape was high in the order of normal, over-weight and obesity groups(p<.001).
On the results above, it was found that normal-weight group of university male students had the highest physical self-efficacy and lowest physical distortion in subjective self-evaluation. Weight-control is important to keep their psychological health and needed to start in the begin of twenties.
Keywords: Physical self-efficacy, Body shape satisfaction
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