Theorie und Praxis - Theoretical and Practical Dimensions
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Attitude of the future Teachers to their Body and Weight Control 409
Sniegina Potelinien, Rita Sirged Attitude of the future Teachers to their Body and Weight Control Introduction: As the consumer-oriented philosophy is spreading in the society, more and more attention is being paid to oneself and body, and this is becoming a topical social problem already. In order to dorm his identity, the modern per- son uses not only his intellectual power, but also the sport while creating the im- age through the body. The attitude towards own body affects a lot the successful psychosocial function- ing and life quality: the understanding of own body determines the person’s social relations and other psychological characteristics (Cash et al., 2004, Blood, 2005). The body’s view is not identical concept with the body’s image, because the body’s view is the human reflection in the consciousness and senses related to the experience of the body, and which appear partly unconsciously, while the image of the body is considered to be the consciously formed image of oneself or some- one else. The body’s view is related to the body’s image, thus the orientation to the improper image can distort the body’s view (Jankauskien, 2003, pp.11-12). According to the researches, the relation of young girls and women with them- selves and their attitude towards the body depends on many social and internal factors that affect their personality: media (Jankauskien, 2003; Schooler et al., 2004), culture, where they grow and live (Choate, 2005); contemporaries (Jankauskien, 2003), family expectations regarding their appearance in child- hood (Nollen et al., 2006)...
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