Predictors and Effects of Self-Objectification in Lesbians

  title={Predictors and Effects of Self-Objectification in Lesbians},
  author={Megan E. Haines and Mindy J. Erchull and Miriam Liss and Dixie L. Turner and Jaclyn A. Nelson and Laura R. Ramsey and Molly M. Hurt},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={181 - 187}
The majority of research on self-objectification has focused on heterosexual women's experiences. This study sought to examine experiences of self-objectification in lesbian women. A path model was developed to examine the relationships between participants’ feminist self-identification, levels of internalized heterosexism, objectified body consciousness, and the clinically relevant variables of negative eating attitudes and depression. As has been found with heterosexual women, body… 

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