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Body-self-unity : gender difference concerning the body-self-unity : do the genders differ in the evaluation of their self and body

Haubrock, I. (2009) Body-self-unity : gender difference concerning the body-self-unity : do the genders differ in the evaluation of their self and body.

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Abstract:Body-self-unity refers to an integrated view of body and self in a unity which is expected to be balanced in healthy individuals. Body-self-unity is related to body-esteem and self-esteem. The present study aims to examine the differences between men and women on the concept of body-self-unity and the concepts of body-esteem and self-esteem. The relationship between body-esteem and body-self-unity was assessed on the basis of sources of body-evaluation in men and women as well. The underlying theoretical framework was evaluated for validity. We further assumed women to have a lower body-self-unity, body-esteem and self-esteem in contrast to men. These hypotheses were significantly confirmed. Further we assumed women to evaluate their body primarily on aspects of their physical attractiveness and men on aspects of their physical fitness. These hypotheses were not confirmed. Women and men were found not to be differing in their sources of body-evaluation
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59071
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