Associations between consideration of cosmetic surgery, perfectionism dimensions, appearance schemas, relationship satisfaction, excessive reassurance-seeking, and love styles

Swami, Viren and Mammadova, Ayla (2012) Associations between consideration of cosmetic surgery, perfectionism dimensions, appearance schemas, relationship satisfaction, excessive reassurance-seeking, and love styles. Individual Differences Research, 10 (2). pp. 81-94. ISSN 1541-745X

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Abstract

The two studies reported here investigated factors that influence consideration of cosmetic surgery in a sample of women from the community in London, England. In Study 1, a total of 300 women completed measures of consideration of cosmetic surgery, perfectionism dimensions, and appearance schemas. In Study 2, 107 women currently in romantic relationships completed measures of consideration of cosmetic surgery, relationship satisfaction, excessive reassurance-seeking, and love styles. Across studies, results showed that consideration of cosmetic surgery was predicted by perfectionism dimensions (particularly nondisplay of imperfection and nondisclosure of imperfection), appearance schemas, and relationship satisfaction. These results are discussed in relation to the extant literature on individual difference and psychosocial predictors of consideration of cosmetic surgery.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2011 15:01
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2012 16:36
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/9919

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