“Ally McBeal vs. Arnold Schwarzeneggar”: The Importance of Sociocultural Factors for Understanding Men’s and Women’s Body Satisfaction and Body Shape Concerns
Social Behavior and Personality
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.
Lesa Vartanian, Carrie L. Giant, and Rhonda M. Passino (2000).
“Ally McBeal vs. Arnold Schwarzeneggar”: The Importance of Sociocultural Factors for Understanding Men’s and Women’s Body Satisfaction and Body Shape Concerns. Social Behavior and Personality.29 (7), 711-724.