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The 'body beautiful': English adolescents' images of ideal bodies
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-07, 17:46 authored by Helga Dittmar, Barbara Lloyd, Shaun Dugan, Emma Halliwell, Neil Jacobs, Helen Cramer
Two studies examine qualities capturing adolescents' images of ideal bodies for both genders. Data from questionnaires and discussions of photographs indicate that body-image ideals are multidimensional, show systematic gender differences, and become more conventional with age. Adolescents' own body mass links systematically to body-image preferences, with heavier adolescents of both genders distancing themselves from conventional female beauty ideals.
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