The following paper deals with the question: „What existing literature is available that in-vestigates the causes of body image disorders in females?“
In this context, the terms body image, body image disorder, body scheme, body percepti-on and positive body image were explained more precisely. Furthermore a research was conducted that analyses the development of the body image.
For this purpose, a literature review was performed. In order to answer the research ques-tion: “Does the dissatisfaction of girls with their body become apparent in the drawings of the Body-Image-Paint-Test „KBMT-K“ by Günter?“, assessments of the previous year that took place in a Vienese primary school were examined and interpreted. Based on this study, both research questions could be answered. However, due to the small sample selection, the analyzed data are not significant. Therefore, no conclusion can be drawn regarding the general dissatisfacion of girls with their bodies between 6 and 8 years old.