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Psychol Rep. 2006 Jun;98(3):699-704.

Sex, body-esteem and self-esteem.

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Department of Psychology, Charles Sturt University, Australia. jconnors@csu.edu.au

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between body-esteem and self-esteem among 215 young men and women (ages 18 to 25 years). It was expected that concern with weight and shape would be strongly associated with women's self-esteem, while men's self-esteem would be more closely linked to concerns about their fitness. Multiple regression analyses indicated that perceived attractiveness and the salience of weight and shape were significant predictors of self-esteem among women. Among men, the significant predictors of self-esteem were perceived attractiveness, body disparagement, and perceived strength and fitness.

PMID:
16933665
DOI:
10.2466/pr0.98.3.699-704
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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