Selected Journal Publications

Griffiths, S., & Yager, Z., (2019). Gender, Embodiment, and Eating Disorders . Editorial, Journal of Adolescent Health , 64(4), 425-426.


Damiano, S., Yager, Z., Prichard, I., & Hart, L. (2019). Leading by example: Development of a maternal modelling of positive body image scale and relationships to body image attitudes. Body Image, 29, 132-139.

Yager, Z., McLean, S., & Li, X. (2018). Body Image outcomes in a replication of the ATLAS program in Australia. Submitted to Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

Yager, Z. (2019) Promoting Positive Body Image in Schools: Past, Present, and Future. Chapter 35 in T. Tylka, & N. Piran (Eds). Handbook of Positive Body Image and Embodiment. Oxford University Press.


Damaino, S., Yager, Z., McLean, S.A., & Paxton, S.L. (2018). Achieving Body Confidence for Young Children: Development and evaluation of a universal teacher-led body image and weight stigma program for early primary school children. Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, DOI:

Yager, Z., Gray, T., Curry, C., & McLean, S. (2017).  Body Dissatisfaction, excessive exercise, and weight change strategies used by first-year undergraduate students: Comparing Health and Physical Education and other education students. Journal of Eating Disorders, DOI 10.1186/s40337-016-0133-z

Halliwell, E., Yager, Z., Paraskeva, N. Diedrichs, P.C., & Smith, H. (2016). Body Image in Primary Schools: Evaluation of a primary school intervention program designed by teachers to improve children's body satisfaction. Body Image. DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.09


Franko, D., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Rodgers, R.F, Holmqvist Gattario, K., Frisen,A., Diedrichs, P.C., Ricciardelli, L.A., Yager, Z., Smolak, L, Thompson-Brenner, H., Shingleton, R. (2015). Internalization As A Mediator Of The Relationship Between Conformity To Masculine Norms And Body Image Attitudes And Behaviors Among Young Men In Sweden, US, UK And Australia. Body Image, 15, 54-60.


Yager, Z., & O’Dea, J.  (2015).  School-based prevention.  Chapter 42, pp569-581.. In M.P Levine, & L. Smolak (Eds.) The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Eating Disorders. Wiley-Blackwell. 


De Jesus, A., Rcciardelli, L., Frisen, A., Smolak, L., Yager, Z., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Diedrichs, P., Franko, D., & Holmqvist, K., (2015). Media Internalization and Conformity to Traditional Masculine Norms in Relation to Body Image Concerns Among Men. Eating Behaviors, 18, 137-142 doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.04.004


Holmqvist, K., Frisen, A., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Ricciardelli, L., Yager, Z., Diedrichs, P., Franko, D., & Smolak, L. (2015). How is Men’s Conformity to Masculine Norms Related to Their Body Image? Masculinity and Muscularity across Western Countries. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 16(3), 337-347.

Yager, Z., & O’Dea, J. A. (2014). Relationships between body image, nutritional supplement use, and attitudes towards doping in sport among adolescent boys: implications for prevention programs. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 11, 13-21.

Yager, Z., Diedrichs, P.C, & Drummond, M.  (2013).  Understanding the role of the researcher's gender in body image research: Participant preferences for male and female researchers for interviews, focus groups and interventions. Body Image, 10, 574-582. DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2013.06.004

Yager, Z., Diedrichs, P., Ricciardelli, L.A., & Halliwell, E.  (2013).  What works in secondary schools? A systematic review of classroom-based body image programs. Body Image, 10, 271-281. 

Spiel, E., Paxton, S., & Yager, Z.  (2012).  Weight Attitudes in 3- to 5- Year-Old Children: Age Differences and Cross-Sectional Predictors. Body Image, 9(4), 524-527.

Yager, Z., & O’Dea, J.  (2010). A controlled intervention to promote a healthy body image and reduce eating disorders risk and excessive exercise among young adults. Health Education Research, 25(5), 841-852.  

Yager, Z., & O’Dea, J.  (2009). Body image, dieting and disordered eating and activity practices among teacher trainees: implications for school-based health education and obesity prevention programs.  Health Education Research, 24(3), 472-482.

Yager & O'Dea (2008). Prevention programs for body image and eating disorders on University campuses: a review of large, controlled interventions.

Yager & O'Dea (2005). The Role of Teachers and Other Educators The Role of Teachers and Other Educators in the Prevention of Eating Disorders and Child Obesity: What Are the Issues?.

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