The developmental and cultural contexts of objectified body consciousness: a longitudinal analysis of two cohorts of women.

@article{McKinley2006TheDA,
  title={The developmental and cultural contexts of objectified body consciousness: a longitudinal analysis of two cohorts of women.},
  author={Nita Mary McKinley},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={679-87}
}
Longitudinal analysis of 10-year follow-up data on objectified body consciousness, body esteem, weight-related attitudes and behaviors, and psychological well-being in 74 middle-aged and 72 young women tested hypotheses developed from age-related change and cohort differences models of body experience. Young women's body surveillance and body shame decreased, and their body esteem increased, supporting an age-related changes model. Relationships between variables were relatively consistent with… CONTINUE READING

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