Perspectives and Dissatisfaction of Body Image among Rural Obese Adolescents
Body image often link to the consciousness of one's body, however, to date, little is known in Malaysia that utilizes qualitative inquiry to understand the perspectives of body image among obese adolescents especially in rural settings. This study conducted to explore the perspectives of body image among obese adolescents in rural settings. An interpretative phenomenological design used to interview 14 obese adolescents aged 13-17 years old in rural Selangor, Malaysia. The findings showed most of the participants expressed their dissatisfaction with their body image due to their interaction with their surroundings environment, while some showed no worries about being obese.
Keywords: obesity; adolescents; body image; rural.
eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.