• José Francisco Nunes Guilherme
  • Carla Alexandra Ramalho de Sena Martins
  • Maria Cristina de Oliveira Salgados Nunes
  • Saúl Neves de Jesus



adolescence, physical condition, (dis)satisfaction with body self-image, academic achievement


In adolescence, young people have to adapt to almost radical transformations, being the (dis) satisfaction with body self-image a reality. The aim of this research is to determine the relationship between physical condition and (dis) satisfaction with body self-image. Know how (in)satisfaction with body self-image relates to male versus female. And to analyze the association with academic achievement in a global level, according to gender and age. Participated 1517 adolescents, 701 males (46,18%), aged between 12 and 17 years. The physical condition was assessed by Fitnessgram, the (dis)satisfaction with body self-image, using the Collins Silhouette Scale (1991), was adapted by Simões (2014), and the academic performance by the arithmetic average of the curriculum subjects. There was a statistically significant relationship between (dis) satisfaction with body self-image and physical fitness level groups in the global sample and in males. The associations between body image (dis)satisfaction and academic achievement, global, male and female sex, are not significant for (p < 0,05). Between age and (in)satisfaction with body self-image globally and in women, the correlations are negative, significant and weak.


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How to Cite

Guilherme, J. F. N., Martins, C. A. R. de S., Nunes, M. C. de O. S., & Jesus, S. N. de. (2024). PHYSICAL CONDITION, (DIS)SATISFACTION WITH BODY SELF-IMAGE AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN ADOLESCENCE. Revista Contemporânea, 4(6), e4656 .