The 'body beautiful': English adolescents' images of ideal bodies

Dittmar, Helga, Lloyd, Barbara, Dugan, Shaun, Halliwell, Emma, Jacobs, Neil and Cramer, Helen (2000) The 'body beautiful': English adolescents' images of ideal bodies. Sex Roles, 42 (9). pp. 887-915. ISSN 0360-0025

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Two studies examine qualities capturing adolescents' images of ideal bodies for both genders. Data from questionnaires and discussions of photographs indicate that body-image ideals are multidimensional, show systematic gender differences, and become more conventional with age. Adolescents' own body mass links systematically to body-image preferences, with heavier adolescents of both genders distancing themselves from conventional female beauty ideals.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: First Author
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Helga Dittmar
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:31
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 13:54
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