Senna Virgandiri, Dhian Ririn Lestari, Rika Vira Zwagery


In adolescence there is an increased awareness of the body image. The majority of female
adolescent think that a thin, slim and small body is a perfect form. The existence of
changes in the increase in body fat during puberty causes female often feel less satisfied
and causes adolescents to control body weight to achieve the ideal body shape concept.
The aim of study to find out the relationship between body image with eating disorder
in female adolescent. This study used an analytical method with a cross sectional design
that included 80 students of SMK Borneo Lestari. Subjects were chosen by stratified
random sampling technique. The research instrument was a Multidimensional Body
Self Relations Questionnaire Appearance Scale (MBSRQ-AS) questionnaire and Eating
Attitude Test (EAT) questionnaire which was modified. Data analysis using spearman
correlation test. The results showed the majority of respondents had a positive body
image (81.9%) and had a risk of mild eating disorders (56.3%). The Spearman correlation
test showed that there was no significant relationship between body image and eating
disorder in female adolescent pv = 0.717 (α> 0.05). This shows that the higher the total
body image of a person, the higher the total score of eating disorders, which means the
more positive the body image will be risk to mild of eating disorders.


body image; eating disorder; female adoloscent

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