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Self-Objectification Among Physically Active Women

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This article discusses self-objectification among physically active women.

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Greenleaf, Christy January 2005.


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Abstract: Objectification Theory (Fredrickson & Roberts, 1997) was used to examine (a) the mediation effects of body shame and flow on the relationship between self-objectification and disordered eating, (b) age differences in self-objectification, body shame, flow, and disordered eating, (c) the prediction of physical activity from self-objectification, flow, body shame, and disordered eating, and (d) the relationships between self-objectification, flow, and physical activity. Participants were 394 women ages 18-64. Results revealed that (a) body shame medicated the relationship between self-objectification and disordered eating, (b) younger women reported higher levels of self-objectification, body shame, dieting, and several flow characteristics, (c) older women scored higher on the loss of self-consciousness subscale of the flow measure, and (d) self-objectification was a significant predictor of physical activity.


  • Sex Roles, 2005. New York: Springer, pp. 51-62


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  • Publication Title: Sex Roles
  • Volume: 52
  • Issue: 1/2
  • Page Start: 51
  • Page End: 62
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes


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Greenleaf, Christy. Self-Objectification Among Physically Active Women, article, January 2005; [New York, New York]. ( accessed March 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library,; crediting UNT College of Education.