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Kristina Holmqvist Gattario

Senior lecturer

Kristina Holmqvist Gattario
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 4263

Room number: 568
Postal Address: Box 500, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 41314 Göteborg

Department of Psychology (More Information)
Box 500
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Kristina Holmqvist Gattario


Born 1981 in Ystad, Sweden. Ph.Lic. in Psychology 2008, the title of the thesis was “Body image across cultures and ethnic groups”.



Research interests

My main research interests are in the area of developmental psychology and concern the concepts of body image as well as bullying. Specifically, the focus of the research is on 1) the development of body image across adolescence, 2) cross-cultural differences in body image, 3) positive body image, and 4) bullying from the students’ own perspective.

Current research


Selected publications

Frisén, A. & Holmqvist, K (2010). What characterizes adolescents with a positive body image? A qualitative investigation of 14-year-old Swedish girls and boys. Body Image, 7, 205–212.

Holmqvist, K. & Frisén, A. (2010). Body Dissatisfaction Across Cultures: Findings and Research Problems. European Eating Disorders Review, 18, 133–146.

Frisén, A. & Holmqvist, K. (2010). Biological, sociocultural, and behavioral factors associated with body dissatisfaction in Swedish 16-year-old boys and girls. Sex Roles, 63, 373-385.

Frisén, A., Holmqvist, K. (2010). Adolescents’ own suggestions for bullying interventions at age 13 and 16. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 51, 123–131.

Holmqvist, K. (2008). Body image across cultures and ethnic groups. Unpublished Licentiate Thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg.

Frisén, A., Holmqvist, K., & Oscarsson, D. (2008). 13-year-olds' perception of bullying: Definitions, reasons for victimisation and experience of adults' response. Educational Studies, 34, 105-117.

Holmqvist, K., Lunde, C., & Frisén, A. (2007). Dieting behaviors, body shape perceptions, and body satisfaction: Cross-cultural differences in Argentinean and Swedish 13-year-olds. Body Image, 4, 191–200.

Latest publications

Acceptance, Activism and Freedom From Bullying: The Online Context
Ann Frisén, Kristina Holmqvist Gattario, Sofia Berne
Handbook of Positive Body Image and Embodiment: Constructs, Protective Factors, and Interventions, Oxford, Oxford University Press, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Embodiment: Cultural and gender differences and associations with life satisfaction
Kristina Holmqvist Gattario, Ann Frisén, Niva Piran
Appearance Matters 8 Conference (program and website). Bath, United Kingdom. , Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

”You are more than just your physical appearance”: Suggestions from individuals with a positive body image on how to overcome body dissatisfaction
Kristina Holmqvist Gattario, Natalie Löwendahl
Appearance Matters 8 Conference (program and website). Bath, United Kingdom. , Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Appearance-related practices: Can they be part of a positive body image?
Kristina Holmqvist Gattario, Carolina Lunde
Body positive: Understanding and improving body image in science and practice, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

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Body Image Across Cultures and Ethnic Groups.
Kristina Holmqvist
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Licentiate thesis 2008
Licentiate thesis


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