Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationships between hyperfemininity and body esteem, body shame, and surveillance. Participants were 130 female undergraduate students taking an introductory psychology course. They were administered the Hyperfemininity Scale, the Body Esteem Scale and two subscales of the Objectified Body Consciousness Scale (Surveillance and Body Shame). As expected, hyperfemininity was positively associated with surveillance and body shame. Unexpectedly, hyperfemininity was not associated with body esteem. These findings suggest that hyperfeminine women may be at greater risk than non-hyperfeminine women to objectffr themselves and feel shameful when they compare their bodies to internalized cultural standards.
BF1 .M63 v. 16 no. 2 2011
Forrest, Breanne R. and Osman, Suzanne L.
"Hyperfeminity and body-related constructs,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 16
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol16/iss2/7