Adolescent weight status and self-reported school performance in South Korea.
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Using a nationally representative sample of 142 783 middle school (13-15 years old) and high school (16-18 years old) students in South Korea, this study examined whether (1) overweight and obesity are more likely to be associated with lower self-reported school performance; (2) overweight and obese students are more likely to enrol in a vocational high school as opposed to a general high school; (3) the association between obesity and poorer self-reported school performance is mediated through body image stress and health status. We found that excess weight was negatively associated with self-reported school performance among middle and general high school students, and that obese students had a higher probability of being enrolled in a vocational over a general high school. We did not find strong evidence on the mediating role of body image stress and health status.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1155/2011/798409
Publication InfoDo, YK; & Finkelstein, Eric Andrew (2011). Adolescent weight status and self-reported school performance in South Korea. J Obes, 2011. pp. 798409. 10.1155/2011/798409. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/5974.
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