Adolescent Boys' Reactions to Using Avatars to Represent Their Bodies

Annmarie A. Lyles, Rebecca Lee

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-283
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Pediatric Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2016


  • Adolescents
  • Attitudes
  • Feasibility
  • Instrument
  • Male
  • Perceptions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

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