| Published: December 28, 2021

Adolescent Body Image: A Literature Review

Sonia David

Ph.D Scholar, Department of Psychology, Jain (Deemed-to-be University), Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Uma Warrier

Professor, CMS Business School, Jain (Deemed-to-be) University, Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0904.165


Rationale: Body Image amongst adolescents has been deeply researched. However, understanding the different aspects and the current research concerning body image amongst the adolescent population is lacking. Objective: The main aim of this review is to explore the current state of research in body image among the adolescents. Data Source: An intersection of the keywords “adolescent body image” AND “body image dissatisfaction” as well as “comorbidity” was conducted in the Scopus, Web of Science, PubMed and ScienceDirect databases. The detailed review studies from 2021-2018 using the PRISMA flowchart for the selection process to verify the most current investigations on the subject. Results: The three main facets analysed from the 34 studies were the prevalence of body image concerns, body image dissatisfaction, and comorbidity. The review also analysed the studies in terms of place of research, methods used in the study, variables used, and assessed three body image aspects. Implications: The study may have implications in body image research concerning more practical concerns of adolescents with the changing times and creating additional theoretical models to help researchers understand how adolescents make sense of their body image.

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021