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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

9

Number

1 & 2

Page Numbers

pages 36-42

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2003

Abstract

College students were surveyed to explore the relationship between eating disordered attitudes, gender role, and dating style. Specifically, two theories regarding gender role were examined: femininity theory and discrepancy theory. The premise of femininity theory was supported in that femininetyped individuals were more likely to report eating disordered behaviors. In addition, a new measure of dating attitudes was created to provide an assessment of nontraditional dating attitudes; surprisingly not only did those scoring high on eating disordered behaviors also score low on nontraditional dating attitudes, but so did both feminine and androgynous individuals. The results underscore the complexity of the issues and provide even greater impetus for more fine-tuned studies of gender orientation.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

7 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 9 no. 1 & 2 2003

Rights

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

Included in

Psychology Commons

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