The Relationship Between Objectified Body Consciousness and Wellness in a Group of College Women

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Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Oblectified body consciousness theory provides a framework for understanding young women's negative body experiences and their impact on well-being. This study examined the impact of body surveillance, body shame, and appearance control beliefs, the 3 components of objectified body consciousness, on wellness in college women. Data indicated a negative relationship between body surveillance and body shame and several components of wellness and a positive relationship between appearance control beliefs and aspects of wellness. Implications are examined.

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Journal of College Counseling, 7, 151-160.
Language: English
Date: 2004
Body image, Body shame, Objectification, College women, Wellness

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