ERIC Number: EJ554854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Body Dissatisfaction among Lesbian College Students: The Conflict of Straddling Mainstream and Lesbian Cultures.
Beren, Susan E.; Hayden, Helen A.; Wilfley, Denise E.; Striegel-Moore, Ruth H.
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v21 n3 p431-45 1997
Interviewed 26 lesbian college students about body image concerns and lesbian identity. Results indicate that these young lesbians had a body ideal that included thinness and fitness. The complexity of lesbians' feelings about their bodies and conflicts between lesbian and mainstream body image values are explored. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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