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Predicting excessive body image concerns among British university students: The unique role of appearance-based rejection sensitivity

Calogero, Rachel M., Park, Lora E., Rahemtulla, Zara K., Williams, Katherine C.D. (2010) Predicting excessive body image concerns among British university students: The unique role of appearance-based rejection sensitivity. Body Image, 7 (1). pp. 78-81. ISSN 1740-1445. (doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2009.09.005) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The present research examined the extent to which interpersonal concerns about rejection based on appearance, or Appearance-based Rejection Sensitivity (Appearance-RS), serves as an indicator of risk for excessive body image concerns. Extending previous research, we examined the association between Appearance-RS and symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and cosmetic surgery attitudes among 106 British university students. Consistent with predictions, Appearance-RS uniquely predicted greater degree of BDD symptoms after controlling for other known predictor variables. Also, as expected, Appearance-RS uniquely predicted acceptance of cosmetic surgery for both intrapersonal and social reasons and greater consideration of having cosmetic surgery in the future. These findings highlight the importance of assessing individuals' sensitivity to rejection from others based on their physical appearance in investigations of excessive body image concerns.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2009.09.005
Uncontrolled keywords: Appearance-based Rejection Sensitivity; Body dysmorphic disorder symptoms; Cosmetic surgery motives; Excessive body image concerns
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: R. Calogero
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2013 17:19 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33420 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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