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ERIC Number: EJ636407
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0360-0025
Body Dissatisfaction in Women and Men: The Role of Gender-Typing and Self-Esteem.
Forbes, Gordon B.; Adams-Curtis, Leah E.; Rade, Brooke; Jaberg, Peter
Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, v44 n7-8 p461-84 Apr 2001
Examined body dissatisfaction among predominantly white college students classified as masculine-typed, feminine-typed, androgynous, or undifferentiated. Women had much more body dissatisfaction than men. Women's self-described bodies differed significantly from their ideal bodies. No relationship existed between gender type and absolute size of self-reported or ideal body. Results were consistent with the strong cultural emphasis on slimness for women. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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