The Importance of Body Satisfaction

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Publication Date

April 2010

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Eric Landrum


This study examines the rate of body satisfaction amongst men and women, as well as how it affects social status. Individuals received a survey, which inquired about how satisfied they were with their body image. The results have indicated that there is not a significant relationship with the higher the self body image a person has the more they feel like they fit in whether they are skinny or not. There is a significant difference between men and women and falling into the habits of eating disordered behaviors. This suggests women have lower self body image than most men. The significance in eating disordered behaviors and rates of body satisfaction are discussed, and the difference between men and women is emphasized.

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