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Associations between femininity ideology and body appreciation among British female undergraduates

Swami, Viren and Abbasnejad, Ayda (2010) Associations between femininity ideology and body appreciation among British female undergraduates. Personality and Individual Differences, 48 (5). pp. 685-687. ISSN 0191-8869

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2009.12.017

Abstract

The current study examined the relationships between gender ideology and body image in a sample of British female undergraduates. A total of 135 women completed the Body Appreciation Scale (BAS), the Femininity Ideology Scale (FIS), and provided their demographic details. Inter-item correlations showed significant negative correlations between body appreciation scores and the total FIS score, FIS subscales of Purity and Stereotypic Images and Activities, and respondent BMI (rs −.17 to −.26). A multiple linear regression showed that Stereotypic Images and Activities and participant BMI alone explained 10.0% of the variance in body appreciation. These results are discussed in relation to previous studies showing mixed associations between gender role orientation and body image and eating disorders.

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Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
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