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2009

University of Iowa

Body image dissatisfaction

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An Investigation Of Body Image Dissatisfaction Among Jewish American Females: An Application Of The Tripartite Influence Model, Stefanie Teri Greenberg Dec 2009

An Investigation Of Body Image Dissatisfaction Among Jewish American Females: An Application Of The Tripartite Influence Model, Stefanie Teri Greenberg

Theses and Dissertations

Body image dissatisfaction at moderate levels can be a normative experience for many women of current American culture. However, women whose body dissatisfaction exceeds moderate levels are vulnerable to developing an eating disorder. Empirical findings show body dissatisfaction predicts low self-esteem, depression, and overall poor quality of life.

Various theories aim to understand factors involved in the development and maintenance of body dissatisfaction. Sociocultural factors, such as peers, family, and media, have gained the greatest empirical support. The tripartite influence model of body image dissatisfaction and eating disturbance integrates sociocultural factors, and has been empirically tested to evaluate risk factors ...