HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Adolescent Obesity: A Barrier to Mate Selection?

Document Type

Article

Date

2014

Publication Title

Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior

ISSN or ISBN

2375-4494

Volume

2

Issue

4

Description

The obesity epidemic is a barrier to the participation of adolescents in developmentally normative behaviors associated with mate selection, such as dating. Notably, the obesity stigma has important implications for the socioemotional development of adolescents in the realms of intimacy and peer acceptance, as well as for their future chances of marriage and healthy relationships.

DOI

10.4172/2375-4494.1000157

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