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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

6

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 1-4

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

1998

Abstract

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.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

4 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 6 no. 1 1998

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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Psychology Commons

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