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Body Image
A discussion of how body image standards have evolved over time.
# 96800 | 1,616 words | 5 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 16, 2007 in Women Studies (Culture) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper examines the issue of body image as seen through the results of an Australian research study. The paper begins with a historical overview of standards for the ideal body. In particular, gender differences and body image are discussed. Then, methods for data collection for the Australian study are presented. The author states that gender differences were in fact a focus of the study. The results are then analyzed, with the outcome showing that women are dissatisfied with their body size. The paper includes charts and graphs to illustrate research findings.


Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fallon, A. E., & Rozin, P. (1985). Sex differences in perceptions of desirable body shape. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 94, 102-105
  • Tiggeman, M. (1992). Body-size dissatisfaction: Individual differences in age and gender and relationship with self-esteem.Personality and Individual Differences, 13, 39-43.
  • Turner, S., Hamilton, H., Jacobs, M., Angood, L. M., & Dwyer, D. H. (1997). The influence of fashion magazines on the body image satisfaction of college women: An exploratory analysis. Adolescence, 32(127), 603-614.
  • Abell, S.C., & Richards, M.H. (1996). The relationship between body shape satisfaction and self-esteem: An investigation of gender and class differences. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 25, 691-703.
  • Crawford, D., & Worsley, A. (1987). Present and desired body weights of Australian adults: A cause for concern. Community Health Studies, 11.

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