Body Image and Self-Esteem Across Age and Gender: A Short-Term Longitudinal Study

  title={Body Image and Self-Esteem Across Age and Gender: A Short-Term Longitudinal Study},
  author={D. Mellor and M. Fuller-Tyszkiewicz and M. McCabe and L. Ricciardelli},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  • D. Mellor, M. Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, +1 author L. Ricciardelli
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Sex Roles
  • This study examined the relationship between body image and self-esteem across time and age for men and women. Participants were 150 men and 239 women aged between 20 and 86 years (M = 59.73), recruited from the general population in Australia. They completed a questionnaire assessing self-esteem, body dissatisfaction, body importance, and a range of other domains of life satisfaction at baseline and 2 years later. Cross-sectionally, we found that higher self-esteem was associated with lower… CONTINUE READING
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