Measuring self-esteem changes in children and adolescents affected by overweight or obesity : A scoping review of instruments currently used in multicomponent weight-management interventions
Tirlea, Loredana, Bonham, Maxine, Dordevic, Aimee, Bristow, Claire, Day, Kaitlin, Brennan, Leah, Haines, Terry and Murray, Margaret. (2019). Measuring self-esteem changes in children and adolescents affected by overweight or obesity : A scoping review of instruments currently used in multicomponent weight-management interventions. Childhood Obesity. 15(8), pp. 485-501. https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2019.0058
|Authors||Tirlea, Loredana, Bonham, Maxine, Dordevic, Aimee, Bristow, Claire, Day, Kaitlin, Brennan, Leah, Haines, Terry and Murray, Margaret|
Purpose: Children and adolescents affected by overweight or obesity are at risk of greater declines in self-esteem than healthy-weight individuals. Participation in multicomponent weight-management programs can positively influence self-esteem in children and adolescents affected by overweight or obesity; however, the variety of questionnaires used to assess self-esteem makes it difficult to compare changes across and identify effective interventions. This review identified and critically examined questionnaires currently used for monitoring self-esteem in children and adolescents.
Methods: An electronic search, from 2007 onward, identified multicomponent weight-management interventions that included a measure of self-esteem. A second search identified studies that reported validation assessment of the questionnaires identified in search one.
Results: Seven validated self-esteem questionnaires were employed across the 36 studies identified in search one, including (in descending order of use) Harter's Self-Perception Profiles for children and adolescents, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Marsh's Self-Description Questionnaire-I, Beck Youth Inventory II, Piers-Harris Self-Concept Scale, and Children and Youth Physical Self-Perception Profile. These tools measured global self-esteem (n = 1) as well as self-esteem as a series of subscales (multidimensional), such as physical appearance and social competence (n = 6).
Conclusions: In the absence of changes in global self-esteem, multidimensional tools allow the examination of domains of self-esteem. The Harter's Self-Perception Profile for Children (SPPC) and adolescents questionnaire is an example of a tool that encompasses multidimensional aspects of self-esteem and global self-esteem and is appropriate for younger and older aged children and adolescents.
|Journal citation||15 (8), pp. 485-501|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2019.0058|
|Research or scholarly||Research|
|Funder||National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)|
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|Deposited||03 Jun 2021|
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