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ERIC Number: EJ612421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0360-0025
The "Body Beautiful": English Adolescents' Images of Ideal Bodies.
Dittmar, Helga; Lloyd, Barbara; Dugan, Shaun; Halliwell, Emma; Jacobs, Neil; Cramer, Helen
Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, v42 n9-10 p887-915 May 2000
Two studies examine qualities capturing adolescents' images of ideal bodies for both genders. Data from questionnaires and discussions of photographs indicate that body-image ideals are multidimensional, show systematic gender differences, and become more conventional with age. Adolescents' own body mass links systematically to body-image preferences, with heavier adolescents of both genders distancing themselves from conventional female beauty ideals. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)