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Stephens, Dionne P.; Fernandez, Paula – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2012
This study relies on qualitative methods to investigate Hispanic women's skin color perceptions. The primary goal is to identify the relevance of these perceptions on their beliefs about their own physical attractiveness. Thirty-four self-identified White-Hispanic women attending a large Hispanic Serving Institution in the southeastern United…
Descriptors: Females, Interpersonal Attraction, Physical Characteristics, Hispanic Americans
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Swami, Viren; Tovee, Martin J. – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2006
The present study examined associations between lesbian and feminist identity and predictors of female physical attractiveness. Seventy-two nonfeminist heterosexuals, 38 feminist heterosexuals, 75 nonfeminist lesbians, and 33 feminist lesbians were asked to rate according to physical attractiveness a set of images of real women with known body…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Interpersonal Attraction, Self Concept, Females
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Cox, Anne E.; Cole, Amy N.; Laurson, Kelly – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: We tested the moderating role of physical self-perceptions in the relationship between physical maturity and physical self-worth (PSW). Method: Students in Grades 5 through 8 (N = 241; 57% females; M[subscript age] =12.30 years) completed a questionnaire assessing physical self-perceptions (i.e., perceived sport competence, conditioning,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Kennedy, Andrea K.; Winter, Virginia Ramseyer; Corbin, Megan M. – Physical Educator, 2019
In this study, we examine if school physical education (PE) policy initiatives are related to body image among adolescents. Problems with body image often peak during adolescence, and it is important that there are ways of improving body image among youth. This cross-sectional study used data from the Health Behavior in School-Aged Children…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Human Body, Self Concept, Educational Policy
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Kistler, Michelle; Rodgers, Kathleen Boyce; Power, Thomas; Austin, Erica Weintraub; Hill, Laura Griner – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2010
Using social cognitive theory and structural regression modeling, we examined pathways between early adolescents' music media consumption, involvement with music media, and 3 domains of self-concept (physical appearance, romantic appeal, and global self-worth; N=124). A mediational model was supported for 2 domains of self-concept. Music media…
Descriptors: Music, Self Concept, Interpersonal Attraction, Adolescents
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Azzarito, Laura; Simon, Mara; Marttinen, Risto – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
In today's school climate of accountability, researchers in Physical Education (PE) pedagogy have contested current fitness curricula that aim to manage, control, and normalize young people's bodies. This participatory visual research incorporated a Body Curriculum into a fitness unit in a secondary school (a) to assist young people critically…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Accountability, Curriculum, Participatory Research
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Rinn, Anne N.; Jamieson, Kelly M.; Gross, Candace M.; McQueen, Kand S. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
This study examines the effects of social comparison, gender, and grade level on gifted adolescents' multidimensional self-concept. Participants include 248 gifted adolescents who had completed the sixth through tenth grade during the previous academic year. Multidimensional self-concept was measured using the Self Description Questionnaire II…
Descriptors: Gifted, Self Concept, Interpersonal Attraction, Adolescents
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Cumming, Sean P.; Standage, Martyn; Loney, Tom; Gammon, Catherine; Neville, Helen; Sherar, Lauren B.; Malina, Robert M. – Journal of Adolescence, 2011
The current study examined the mediating role of physical self-concept on relations between biological maturity status and self-reported physical activity in adolescent British females. Biological maturity status, physical self-concept and physical activity were assessed in 407 female British year 7-9 pupils (M age = 13.2 years, SD = 1.0).…
Descriptors: Maturity (Individuals), Physical Activities, Females, Self Concept
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Tang, Catherine So-Kum; Yeung, Dannii Y. L.; Lee, Antoinette Marie – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2004
The present study examined Chinese early adolescents' expectations and experiences of their first menstruation. It included 952 participants, 476 premenarcheal and 476 postmenarcheal girls matched by age and by grade level. Results showed that compared to experiences of postmenarcheal girls, premenarcheal girls anticipated more negative emotional…
Descriptors: Females, Sex Education, Early Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Knowles, Ann-Marie; Niven, Ailsa G.; Fawkner, Samantha G.; Henretty, Joan M. – Journal of Adolescence, 2009
This longitudinal study investigated the influence of maturation on physical self-perceptions and the relationship with physical activity in early adolescent girls (N = 150; mean age = 12.79 plus or minus 0.31). Physical characteristics were measured and participants completed the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Children, the Children and…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Individual Characteristics, Physical Activities, Females
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Lubbers, Miranda; Van Der Werf, Margaretha; Kuyper, Hans; Offringa, G. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2006
This article uses an ecological approach to predict students' peer acceptance within junior high school classes. The authors investigate whether various characteristics (self-perception of physical attractiveness and athletic competence, cognitive ability, agreeableness, extraversion, age, parents education, number of siblings, siblings at same…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Peer Acceptance, Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics
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Rosenblum, Gianine D.; Lewis, Michael – Child Development, 1999
Examined body dissatisfaction, physical attractiveness, and body mass index in adolescents at 13, 15, and 18 years of age. Found that sex differences in body dissatisfaction emerged between 13 and 15 years and were maintained. Girls' body dissatisfaction increased, whereas boys' decreased. Body dissatisfaction was weakly related to others' rating…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Age Differences, Body Composition
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Perkins, Karen R. – Journal of Black Psychology, 1996
Examines the role television images play in African American women's perceptions of their own physical attractiveness. The significance of physical attractiveness is discussed in relation to age, gender, and race. Several research questions are posed and suggestions are made that may assist parents, educators, and clinicians in prevention of…
Descriptors: Black Stereotypes, Body Image, Females, Minority Groups
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
Kleim, David M.; And Others – 1983
Earlier research investigating the relationship between physical attractiveness and assertiveness found that physically attractive females were more assertive than other females. To investigate this relationship further and to broaden the scope of the study, 69 students were videotaped in groups of five to ten while responding to open-ended…
Descriptors: Assertiveness, College Students, Higher Education, Interpersonal Attraction
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