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A comparative study of body-self unity in young and middle-aged healthy women

Pfitzenreuter, J. (2009) A comparative study of body-self unity in young and middle-aged healthy women.

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Abstract:Purpose: To examine body-self unity and its interdependence with self-esteem and body-esteem in healthy young and middle-aged women. Methods: The study has been performed among German women. The ‘Body Experience Questionnaire’ (BEQ), the ‘Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale’ (RSES) and the ‘Body-Esteem Scale for Adolescents and Adults’ (BESAA) were utilized to assess respectively body-self unity, self-esteem and body-esteem of the participants. Findings: No significant differences in body-self unity, self-esteem and body-esteem were found. Body-esteem and self-esteem showed a strong positive relation in both cohorts. The relations between body-self unity and the psychological variables were equally strong in young and middle-aged women. Conclusion: A unity between body and self seems to exist and appears to be related to feelings about oneself and one’s body. Nevertheless, the measurability of a unity in healthy women with the existent questionnaire should be questioned. Further research would be necessary to allow drawing a conclusion about the complexity and interdependence of influencing variables
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/59100
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