Body Image Module

This interactive module commences by assessing your eating and dieting behaviours on-line and your attitude towards your body image.

You will calculate your actual body size on-line using a body mass index calculator.
The module will help you understand some of the influences on slimness and body image. It will present fascinating data on the body size men and women think they are, compared with their actual body size, and the size the opposite sex actually consider ideal.

It will outline some of the factors that contribute to a negative body image in men and women which in turn can lead to self-destructive behaviours and poor health.
The module finishes by providing suggestions on improving your body image and self esteem.

The module is assessed with on-line true/false questions and multiple choice questions. It includes an:
on-line Eating & Dieting Behaviour Surveys
on-line Body Image Scale

It is recommended for the general public and for people working in the weight loss industry.

Objectives

To understand some of the factors that contribute to negative body image in men and women.

To understand that a negative body image can lead to self-destructive behaviours and health/psychological problems.

To highlight strategies for improving body image and self esteem.

To appreciate that those providing advice on diets to avoid weight gain or to achieve weight loss have the potential to initiate eating disorders.


Last Updated: May, 2002.