Swami, Viren and Salem, Natalie and Furnham, Adrian and Tovee, Martin J. (2008) The influence of feminist ascription on judgements of women's physical attractiveness. Body Image, 5 (2). 224 -229. ISSN 1740-1445Full text not available from this repository.
The present study examined the effect of feminist ascription on perceptions of the physical attractiveness of women ranging in body mass index (BMI). One-hundred and twenty-nine women who self-identified as feminists and 132 who self-identified as non-feminists rated a series of 10 images of women that varied in BMI from emaciated to obese. Results showed no significant differences between feminist and non-feminists in the figure they considered to be maximally attractive. However, feminists were more likely to positively perceive a wider range of body sizes than non-feminists. These results are discussed in relation to possible protective factors against the internalisation of the thin ideal and body objectification.
|Subjects:||University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities|
|Depositing User:||Miss Nina Watts|
|Date Deposited:||19 May 2008 09:18|
|Last Modified:||05 Nov 2009 12:34|
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