Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291890
Title:
The relationship between female body image and androgyny
Author:
Silva, Deborah Helen, 1950-
Issue Date:
1994
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study examined gender role and female body image. It was hypothesized that results would support a statistically significant difference between the androgynous gender role group and other gender role groups on measures of body image. Androgynous female undergraduates (n = 52) of a large southwestern university, as classified by the Short Form of the Bem Sex-Role Inventory, were compared with masculine (n = 57), feminine (n = 53), and undifferentiated (n = 56) female undergraduates on body image scores of the Body Esteem Scale. Androgynous females scored significantly higher than masculine, feminine, and undifferentiated females on the Sexual Attractiveness subscale and significantly higher than the undifferentiated females on the Weight Concern and Physical Condition subscales. Additional results supported a significant correlation between height-to-weight ratio and Weight Concern subscale scores and a low but statistically significant correlation between height-to-weight ratio and Physical Condition subscale scores.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Women's Studies.; Education, Guidance and Counseling.; Sociology, Individual and Family Studies.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Family and Consumer Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Christensen, Oscar C.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe relationship between female body image and androgynyen_US
dc.creatorSilva, Deborah Helen, 1950-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Deborah Helen, 1950-en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examined gender role and female body image. It was hypothesized that results would support a statistically significant difference between the androgynous gender role group and other gender role groups on measures of body image. Androgynous female undergraduates (n = 52) of a large southwestern university, as classified by the Short Form of the Bem Sex-Role Inventory, were compared with masculine (n = 57), feminine (n = 53), and undifferentiated (n = 56) female undergraduates on body image scores of the Body Esteem Scale. Androgynous females scored significantly higher than masculine, feminine, and undifferentiated females on the Sexual Attractiveness subscale and significantly higher than the undifferentiated females on the Weight Concern and Physical Condition subscales. Additional results supported a significant correlation between height-to-weight ratio and Weight Concern subscale scores and a low but statistically significant correlation between height-to-weight ratio and Physical Condition subscale scores.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWomen's Studies.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Guidance and Counseling.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Individual and Family Studies.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Consumer Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorChristensen, Oscar C.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1357291en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b319147679en_US
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