Acculturation and Sociocultural Influences as Predictors of Family Relationships and Body Image Dissatisfaction in African American, Hispanic American, and European American Women Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Acculturation and Sociocultural Influences as Predictors of Family Relationships and Body Image Dissatisfaction in African American, Hispanic American, and European American Women

Creator

  • Author: Garcia-Rea, Elizabeth Ann
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Jenkins, Sharon Rae
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Cox, Randall J.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Guarnaccia, Charles A.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Spencer, Sandra
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2006-12
  • Digitized: 2008-04-11

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Ethnic differences in etiological factors linked to body image dissatisfaction and eating disorders were examined. In addition, the interaction of acculturation and body image dissatisfaction in influencing minority women's relationships with their parents was investigated. Participants consisted of 302 undergraduates from three ethnic groups: Caucasian, Hispanic American, and African American women who were administered self-report measures. Differences were not found between the groups in body image dissatisfaction. Low self-esteem, internalization of the thin ideal, and family emphasis on weight and appearance were all related to more body image dissatisfaction for each of these groups; however, differences in degree of endorsement were also noted between the ethnic groups on these factors. Based on the interaction findings (body image x acculturation) separation from one's mother was found in the area of attitudes and emotions for the Hispanic sample but not for the African American sample on any of the parent scales. Areas for future research and implications for diagnosis and treatment of minority populations are also discussed.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Body image in women -- Social aspects -- United States.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Women college students -- United States -- Psychology.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: African American women -- Psychology.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Hispanic American women -- Psychology.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Feminine beauty (Aesthetics) -- United States.
  • Keyword: ethnic differences
  • Keyword: body image
  • Keyword: acculturation
  • Keyword: self-esteem
  • Keyword: family relationships

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Garcia-Rea, Elizabeth Ann
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 124076477
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc5463

Degree

  • Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Discipline: Clinical Psychology
  • Academic Department: Department of Psychology
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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