Body image and disadvantaged/vulnerable youth

While many young Australians identify body image is a significant concern, recent evidence from Mission Australia’s National Survey of Young Australians 2010 show that concerns are particularly high for Indigenous young Australians and young people who identify as homeless. This project will review the literature and use activity based qualitative methodologies to explore what body image means for these two groups of young people, how they experience it and what types of interventions are most likely to support them develop a positive sense of their bodies.

Funding Agency

Australian Government Department of Education


Flaxman, S., Skattebol, J., Bedford, M. and valentine, k. (2012). 'Body Image and Disadvantaged / Vulnerable Youth, Final Report (PDF) [2 Mb]' (PDF) [2 Mb]

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