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Author(s): Viren Swami
David A Frederick
Toivo Aavik
Lidia Alcalay
Jueri Allik
Donna Anderson
Sonny Andrianto
Arvind Arora
Ake Brannstrom
John Cunningham
Dariusz Danel
Krystyna Doroszewicz
Gordon B Forbes
Adrian Furnham
Corina U Greven
Jamin Halberstadt
Shuang Hao
Tanja Haubner
Choon Sup Hwang
Mary Inman
Jas Laile Jaafar
Jacob Johansson
Jaehee Jung
Askin Keser
Uta Kretzschmar
Lance Lachenicht
Norman P Li
Kenneth Locke
Jan Erik Lonnqvist
Christy Lopez
Lynn Loutzenhiser
Natalya C Maisel
Marita P McCabe
Donald R McCreary
William F McKibbin
Alex Mussap
Felix Neto
Carly Nowell
Liane Pena Alampay
Subash K Pillai
Alessandra Pokrajac Bulian
Rene T Proyer
Katinka Quintelier
Lina A Ricciardelli
Malgorzata Rozmus Wrzesinska
Willibald Ruch
Timothy Russo
Astrid Schuetz
Todd K Shackelford
Sheeba Shashidharan
Franco Simonetti
Dhachayani Sinniah
Mira Swami
Griet Vandermassen
Marijke van Duynslaeger
Markku Verkasalo
Martin Voracek
Curtis K Yee
Echo Xian Zhang
Xiaoying Y Zhang
Ivanka Zivcic Becirevic
Title: The attractive female body weight and female body dissatisfaction in 26 countries across 10 world regions: results of the International Body Project I
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: This study reports results from the first International Body Project (IBP-I), which surveyed 7,434 individuals in 10 major world regions about body weight ideals and body dissatisfaction. Participants completed the female Contour Drawing Figure Rating Scale (CDFRS) and self-reported their exposure to Western and local media. Results indicated there were significant cross-regional differences in the ideal female figure and body dissatisfaction, but effect sizes were small across high-socioeconomic-status (SES) sites. Within cultures, heavier bodies were preferred in low-SES sites compared to high-SES sites in Malaysia and South Africa (ds = 1.94-2.49) but not in Austria. Participant age, body mass index (BMI), and Western media exposure predicted body weight ideals. BMI and Western media exposure predicted body dissatisfaction among women. Our results show that body dissatisfaction and desire for thinness is commonplace in high-SES settings across world regions, highlighting the need for international attention to this problem.
Subject: Psicologia
Scientific areas: Ciências sociais::Psicologia
Social sciences::Psychology
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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