Exploring the Conceptualization of Body Image for Asian American Women

  title={Exploring the Conceptualization of Body Image for Asian American Women},
  author={Stephanie N Wong and Brian TaeHyuk Keum and Daniel Caffarel and Ranjana Srinivasan and Negar Morshedian and Christina M. Capodilupo and Melanie Elyse Brewster},
  journal={Asian American Journal of Psychology},
The present study explored racial and cultural factors that influence body image development with a sample of 10 heterosexual Asian American women through in-person, semistructured interviews. Data were analyzed via the consensual qualitative research methodology (Hill, 2012; Hill et al., 2005) and highlighted several factors shaping body image for Asian American women: (a) interpersonal influences, (b) Asian and American body ideals, (c) thin-ideal internalization, and (d) protective behaviors… 

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