Body image ideal among males and females: sociocultural influences and focus on different body parts

Stanford, Jacqueline N. and McCabe, Marita 2002, Body image ideal among males and females: sociocultural influences and focus on different body parts, Journal of health psychology, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 675-684.

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Title Body image ideal among males and females: sociocultural influences and focus on different body parts
Author(s) Stanford, Jacqueline N.
McCabe, Marita
Journal name Journal of health psychology
Volume number 7
Issue number 6
Start page 675
End page 684
Publisher Sage publications
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA
Publication date 2002
ISSN 1359-1053
Keyword(s) body image ideal
body parts
females
males
sociocultural influences
Summary Past research has obtained mixed findings in relation to gender differences and other factors that shape ideal body image. The current study was designed to investigate these differences further, using a digital body image program to assess body image individually. As expected, females desired a body that was smaller than their current size, whereas males were split between wanting a smaller and larger body. The perceived messages from peers and parents were consistent with the individual's ideal image. Gender differences were also found with ratings of attractiveness and effectiveness. Females rated messages from peers and parents as more important than did males. For both males and females, opposite sex peers were the most important influences, and parents the least important.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, Sage publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001649

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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