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Body appreciation, media influence, and weight status predict consideration of cosmetic surgery among female undergraduates

Swami, Viren (2009) Body appreciation, media influence, and weight status predict consideration of cosmetic surgery among female undergraduates. Body Image, 6 (4). pp. 315-317. ISSN 1740-1445

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2009.07.001

Abstract

The current study examined the association between consideration of cosmetic surgery, body appreciation, media influence, and participant demographics. In total, 322 female university students completed the Consider subscale of the Acceptance of Cosmetic Surgery Scale, the third revision of Sociocultural Attitudes Toward Appearance Scale (SATAQ-3), the Body Appreciation Scale (BAS), and provided their demographic details. Bivariate correlations showed that consideration of cosmetic surgery was significantly and positively correlated with three of the SATAQ-3 subscales and negatively correlated with BAS scores, age, and body mass index (BMI). A multiple regression showed that the only significant predictors of consideration of cosmetic surgery greater media influence, less body appreciation, and lower BMI. These results are discussed in relation to the extant literature on attitudes towards cosmetic surgery.

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Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
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Deposited On:14 Aug 2009 09:22
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