The influence of feminist ascription on judgements of women's physical attractiveness

Swami, V. and Salem, N. and Furnham, A. and Tovee, M. J. (2008) The influence of feminist ascription on judgements of women's physical attractiveness. Body Image, 5 (2). pp. 224-229. ISSN 1740-1445

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Abstract

The present study examined the effect of feminist ascription on perceptions of the physical attractiveness of women ranging in body mass index (BMI). One-hundred and twenty-nine women who self-identified as feminists and 132 who self-identified as non-feminists rated a series of 10 images of women that varied in BMI from emaciated to obese. Results showed no significant differences between feminist and non-feminists in the figure they considered to be maximally attractive. However, feminists were more likely to positively perceive a wider range of body sizes than non-feminists. These results are discussed in relation to possible protective factors against the internalisation of the thin ideal and body objectification.

Keywords:Physical attractiveness, Feminism, Thin ideal, Body objectification
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C850 Cognitive Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C880 Social Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C841 Health Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C840 Clinical Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:24465
Deposited On:12 Jul 2017 09:48

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