Ethnicity and body dissatisfaction among women in the United States: a meta-analysis.

  title={Ethnicity and body dissatisfaction among women in the United States: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Shelly Grabe and Janet Shibley Hyde},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={132 4},
The prevailing view in popular culture and the psychological literature is that White women have greater body dissatisfaction than women of color. In this meta-analysis, 6 main effect sizes were obtained for differences among Asian American, Black, Hispanic, and White women with a sample of 98 studies, yielding 222 effect sizes. The average d for the White-Black comparison was 0.29, indicating that White women are more dissatisfied, but the difference is small. All other comparisons were… CONTINUE READING
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