Maternal influences on women's and men's body shame and body surveillance : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Dello Stritto, Mary Ellen en_US
dc.contributor.author Covert, Carrisa M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T18:38:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T18:38:00Z
dc.date.created 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.other A-311 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/189935
dc.description.abstract Research shows that body dissatisfaction is relatively common in the American society, particularly among European-American women. Sociocultural factors, such as the media, peers, and parents, play a significant role in the development of women's body dissatisfaction, including body surveillance and body shame. However, mothers, in particular, may be more influential than the media and peers in the development of women's body surveillance and body shame. Mothers will often emphasize the importance of thinness by actively encouraging their daughters to lose weight or by criticizing their body shape. However, women will often feel negatively about their bodies if they are unable to conform to the ideal body standard. This study proposes that there is a significant relationship between body surveillance, body shame, and maternal emphasis on appearance. Expected analyses and results for this study are also discussed.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 37 leaves ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology. en_US
dc.title Maternal influences on women's and men's body shame and body surveillance : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1339199 en_US


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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