Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Findings from recent studies of body image have suggested that women are more dissatisfied with their body shapes than men. Participants' levels of body dissatisfaction were evaluated using a subscale of the Eating Disorder Inventory (Gamer, Olmstead, Polivy 1983 Results of an independent-groups t-test revealed a significant effect t(49) = 4.39, p < .05 Specifically scores on body dissatisfaction were much higher for women (M = 12.13) than for men (M = 3.87) indicating that women do have higher rates of body dissatisfaction than men in a traditional college-aged population. Suggestions for future research include studying whether actual body shape and size has an impact on body dissatisfaction.
BF1 .M63 v. 6 no. 1 1998
Cahoe, Joseph R.
"Differences in body dissatisfication in traditional college-aged men and women,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 6
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol6/iss1/2