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Body dissatisfaction within couples: adding the social context to perceptions of self.

Ogden, J and Taylor, C (2000) Body dissatisfaction within couples: adding the social context to perceptions of self. J Health Psychol, 5 (1). pp. 25-32.

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Abstract

Nineteen heterosexual couples completed questionnaires concerning their own and their partner's body size. Although women reported higher levels of body dissatisfaction, both men and women reported being dissatisfied with their body parts. Further, the results showed comparability within couples for ratings of the male partner's body size but consistent differences for ratings of the female partner's body size. In addition, both partners reported most dissatisfaction with the female partner's body size. It is suggested that a sexual partner's beliefs may play a greater role in the development of men's body dissatisfaction and that the female body may have become a legitimate source of criticism for both men and women. The implications for the social context on self-perception are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Ogden, Jj.ogden@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Taylor, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : January 2000
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1177/135910530000500107
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:50
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:45
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/825331

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