Correlational findings

Study TerBogt et al. (2003): study NL 2001

11-15 aged schoolchildren, the Netherlands, 2001
N = 7556
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
Questionnaire completed in class In addition to the HBSC questionnaire, the Youth self report was added: a list to register problem behaviour among children. In the version of the primary schools no questions were asked about sexuality and use of cannabis. An instruction was added for the teacher and an absence list.


Authors's Label
Body Image
Our Classification
Self report on single question:
Do you think your body is: Much too
thin, A bit too thin, About the right size, A bit too fat, Much too fat?
a) Find themselves to much too thin/a bit too thin
b) Find themselves about the right size
c) Find themselves to a bit too fat/much too fat

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a DM = a) Find themselves to thin              M = 8,0
b) Find themselves about the right size M = 8,4
c) Find themselves to fat               M = 7,7