Title

“Ally McBeal vs. Arnold Schwarzeneggar”: The Importance of Sociocultural Factors for Understanding Men’s and Women’s Body Satisfaction and Body Shape Concerns

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2000

Publication Source

Social Behavior and Personality

Volume

29

Issue

7

Inclusive pages

711-724

DOI

10.2224/sbp.2001.29.7.711

Abstract

Susceptibility to appearance-related mass media, interpersonal feedback, and instrumentality were compared as predictors of body satisfaction and shape concerns regarding thinness and muscularity in a sample of 287 undergraduate men and women. Results indicate that both genders experience body dissatisfaction, but along different shape dimensions; susceptibility to appearance-related mass media and negative appearance-related feedback appear to operate in similar ways to affect men's and women's overall body satisfaction. Directions for additional research are discussed.

Disciplines

Psychology

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