Experience of Body Dissatisfaction among Men and Women across Life Span

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2013-01-01
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Linga Reddy, Shweta
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Until recently, studies investigating the phenomenon of body image have concentrated on the female population. As a result, the assessment tools used to assess girls and/or women's body image experiences may not be relevant to boys and/or men. Studies indicate that Body dissatisfaction (BD) among adult men is not as straightforward as it is among adult women. While studies have consistently found that the majority of women across all age groups strive for a slimmer body regardless of their body mass index (BMI), the relationship between BMI and BD is not linear but quadratic among males (McCabe & Ricciardelli, 2004).

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