Body Image : Social Influences, Ethnic Differences & Impact on Self-Esteem, Hardback Book

Body Image : Social Influences, Ethnic Differences & Impact on Self-Esteem Hardback

Edited by Rafael Vargas


The relationship between self-esteem and body image has been well-established such that low levels of self-esteem have been found to be associated with body image concerns.

The authors review previous research on the link between low self-esteem and body image concerns and then discuss more recent research concerning the importance of contingent self-esteem in this connection.

The next chapter provides a discussion on the commonness of body dissatisfaction among contemporary Western young women and suggests re-embodiment as a means of transforming this experience.

Chapter 3 explores the relationship between appearance satisfaction emotional overeating, experiences of racism and BMI among Black and African American women.

Ethnic identity plays an important role in the self-concept related to feelings and attitudes.

Chapter 4 explores the ethnic differences in self-esteem and body image among adolescents, as well as the need to address ethnicity in prevention programs.

The remaining chapters of the book focus on body image in adolescent pregnancy; magazine image influence, extraversion and body image in college males; sociocultural factors, body image factors and self-esteem on school-age males and females, the perception of self-image in older people and how it changes throughout life; an examination of how the way woman perceive themselves influences the psychosexual impact on quality of life; and finally, how people can improve or develop a healthier investment in appearance.




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