A test of objectification theory: Effect of the male gaze on appearance concerns in college women.

Calogero, R.M. (2004) A test of objectification theory: Effect of the male gaze on appearance concerns in college women. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 28 (1). pp. 16-21. ISSN 0361-6843. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

his study extends the research on objectification theory by examining the effect of anticipating a male or female gaze on appearance-related concerns in 105 female undergraduates. Gaze anticipation was manipulated by having participants believe they would be interacting with a man or woman before completing several self-report measures. Results demonstrated that anticipating a male gaze produced significantly greater body shame and social physique anxiety than anticipating a female gaze, while no differences were observed for dietary intent. Discussion centers on the pervasiveness of the experience of self-objectification and the implications of these findings for future research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Rachel Calogero
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2008 12:37
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2013 14:19
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4154 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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