Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015, Page: 204-207
Satisfaction with Body Shape in College Students Comparisons by Gender
Judith M. Rodriguez-Villalobos, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Veronica Benavides, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Juan C. Barron, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Gerardo J. Arredondo, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Received: Nov. 15, 2015;       Accepted: Nov. 24, 2015;       Published: Dec. 14, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.20150406.12      View  3376      Downloads  83
Abstract
The purpose of the present study was to compare the scores on body shape (current, ideal and social) and body size dissatisfaction between men and women university mexican students. A total sample of 1488 participants, 735 women and 753 men, aged 18-26 years participated in this study. A quantitative approach with a descriptive and transversal survey design was used. All the participants completed the Contour Drawing Rating Scale. The results of the one-way multivariate analysis of variance, followed by the one-way univariate analyses of variance, showed that compared with the men, the women expressed a greater discrepancy between ideal and actual body shape and had higher score of social body shape and lower score of ideal body shape. However, in the current body shape statistically significant differences were not found. Because of the differences between men and women in their perception of body image found, these findings suggest that in order to design any intervention for improving the perceived body image of the students, the variable gender should be taken into account.
Keywords
Body Image, Gender Differences, Body Size Dissatisfaction, Figure Rating Scale
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Judith M. Rodriguez-Villalobos, Veronica Benavides, Juan C. Barron, Gerardo J. Arredondo, Satisfaction with Body Shape in College Students Comparisons by Gender, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2015, pp. 204-207. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20150406.12
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