Adolescent Boys’ Reactions to Using Avatars to Represent Their Bodies

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Abstract

Introduction:

The purpose of this study was to provide a detailed description of completing the Attitudes and Avatars Instrument in the classroom and explore the feasibility and acceptability of the instrument.

Methods:

The descriptive study included three written open-ended questions for data collection to which young adolescent boys responded after completing the Attitudes and Avatars Instrument.

Results:

Fifty-nine boys between 11 and 14 years of age completed the instrument in the time allotted and had an overall positive reaction.

Conclusion:

As the Attitudes and Avatars Instrument continues to develop as a screening instrument, it is imperative to obtain feedback from boys of diverse races and ethnicities.

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