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Tolaymat, Lana D.; Moradi, Bonnie – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2011
This study tested tenets of objectification theory and explored the role of the hijab in body image and eating disorder symptoms with a sample of 118 Muslim women in the United States. Results from a path analysis indicated that individual differences in wearing the hijab were related negatively with reported sexual objectification experiences.…
Descriptors: Muslims, Females, Self Concept, Eating Disorders
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Buchanan, Taneisha S.; Fischer, Ann R.; Tokar, David M.; Yoder, Janice D. – Counseling Psychologist, 2008
Objectification theory has emphasized objectification in terms of body shape and size. African American women may expect to be evaluated on additional physical attributes such as skin tone. Therefore, we extended previous research on objectification theory by adding separate measures of skin-tone concerns in a survey of 117 African American women.…
Descriptors: Females, Self Concept, Human Body, African Americans
Murphy, Erin K. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
At present, school administrators do not have necessary information to create a school environment where teenage girls unhappy with their bodies can experience success at school. This research surrounds three research questions: (1) How do adolescent girls' definitions of their bodies relate to their perception of their high school's climate? (2)…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, High Schools, Physical Education, Qualitative Research
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Talpade, Medha – Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, 2008
Public health research has been dominated by the biomedical model, which does not appear to be appropriate for studying public health variables across different populations. For example, when comparing the Hispanic American (HA) and African American (AA) population in the U.S., there are similarities on several demographic and public health…
Descriptors: Females, Self Concept, Public Health, Puberty
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Rich, Emma; Evans, John – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2013
A growing number of authors recognise the increasing expectations placed on young women as the vanguard of economic, social and cultural change. This paper explores how these imaginings have come to bear upon young women's bodies, as part of a special issue on pedagogical responses to the changing position of girls and young women. In examining…
Descriptors: Females, Social Change, Human Body, Health
Ratliff, Candy H. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The size, shape and physical attractiveness of a woman's body are linked to her sexuality. As women age, changes occur to their bodies that may cause them anxiety over the socially constructed body image norms that are promoted within this society. Researchers posit that the standard of our culture seems to create more problems for women as they…
Descriptors: Marital Status, Females, Self Concept, Interpersonal Attraction
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Sabik, Natalie J.; Cole, Elizabeth R.; Ward, L. Monique – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2010
Body dissatisfaction is normative among European American women, and involvement with predominant culture or linking self-worth to weight may intensify the association between body dissatisfaction and drive for thinness for women of color. Our study investigated whether orientation to other ethnic groups (Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure) and…
Descriptors: African Americans, Ethnicity, Body Composition, Females
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Hayes, Sharon; Tantleff-Dunn, Stacey – British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2010
The current study investigated the effects of brief exposure to appearance-related media on young girls' body image. One hundred and twenty-one girls aged 3-6 years old participated. Results indicated that exposure did not affect body dissatisfaction or engagement in appearance-related play behaviours. This is the first empirical study to provide…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Popular Culture, Mass Media Effects, Body Composition
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Lee, Lena – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2009
This paper discusses young Korean immigrant girls' understanding of American popular culture in a small-scale qualitative study in order to disclose young American immigrant girls' perspectives on such culture. In particular, this paper explores how these Korean girls (age five to eight) perceive female body images in American popular culture -…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Females, Self Concept, Immigrants
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Coyne, Sarah M.; Linder, Jennifer Ruh; Rasmussen, Eric E.; Nelson, David A.; Birkbeck, Victoria – Child Development, 2016
This study examined level of engagement with Disney Princess media/products as it relates to gender-stereotypical behavior, body esteem (i.e. body image), and prosocial behavior during early childhood. Participants consisted of 198 children (M[subscript age] = 58 months), who were tested at two time points (approximately 1 year apart). Data…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Sex Stereotypes, Self Esteem, Human Body
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Lau, Chung-yim – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2020
It is common in the everyday art class to find many examples of avoidance, omission and exaggeration in young adolescents' depictions of the human figure. When students depict sophisticated human images, they make every effort to avoid the difficult parts, and some students tend to exaggerate the size or distort the shape of the human image. Art…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Art Education, Visual Arts
Younger, Beth – Scarecrow Press, 2009
Adolescence is a time of growth, change, and confusion for young women. During this transition from childhood to adulthood, sex and gender roles become more important. Meanwhile, depictions of females--from the hyper-sexualized girls of music videos to the chaste repression of Purity Balls--send mixed messages to young women about their bodies…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Females, Self Concept, Pregnancy
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Hill, Joanne; Azzarito, Laura – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: Status or value in sport and physical education (PE) contexts is often associated with performances of highly proficient sporting bodies, which produce hierarchies of privileged and marginalised gendered and racialised positions. This may be communicated through text and images shared within school, physical cultures and media that…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Womens Athletics, Physical Activities, Females
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Heiland, Teresa L.; Murray, Darrin S.; Edley, Paige P. – Research in Dance Education, 2008
Body image and self-esteem are examined through personal stories among Los Angeles college dancers who grew up in the Hollywood culture of the cult of slenderness. The study incorporates a body image survey, eating disorder screen, and an interview process capturing dancers' lived experiences with daily pressures. Dancers reveal their experiences…
Descriptors: College Students, Dance, Self Concept, Eating Disorders
Hall, Horace R.; Brown-Thirston, Andrea – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011
"Understanding Teenage Girls: Culture, Identity and Schooling" focuses on a range of social phenomenon that impact the lives of adolescent females of color. The authors highlight the daily challenges that African-American, Chicana, and Puerto Rican teenage girls face with respect to peer and family influences, media stereotyping, body image,…
Descriptors: Females, Self Concept, Pregnancy, Puerto Ricans
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