A cross-cultural investigation of men's judgments of female body weight in Britain and Indonesia

Swami, Viren and Henderson, Grant and Custance, Deborah and Tovée, Martin J. (2011) A cross-cultural investigation of men's judgments of female body weight in Britain and Indonesia. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42 (1). pp. 140-145. ISSN 0022-0221

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Abstract

Forty-seven men in Bali, Lombok, and Britain, respectively, were asked to rate a series of female images varying in body size for attractiveness. Between-group analyses indicated that participants in Lombok rated a heavier female figure as attractive compared with participants in Bali and Britain. In addition, participants in Bali and Lombok rated a wider range of figures as attractive compared with Britons. Results are discussed in relation to the globalization of the thin ideal.

Keywords:ideal body size, physical attractiveness, body weight, cross-cultural, thin ideal
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C841 Health Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C880 Social Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C840 Clinical Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:24407
Deposited On:02 Jun 2017 09:56

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