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A multidimensional analysis of body image among women with and without a visual impairment, by Krista K. Anderson

Label
A multidimensional analysis of body image among women with and without a visual impairment
Title
A multidimensional analysis of body image among women with and without a visual impairment
Statement of responsibility
by Krista K. Anderson
Title variation
Visual impairment and body image among women
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of the present study was to conduct a multidimensional analysis of body image comparing women who were visually impaired to those who were not. Planned comparisons of body image perceptions and attitudes, eating disorder symptomatology, factors influencing body image attitudes, and senses used in perceiving body image and in formulating body image attitudes were conducted. Fifty women meeting criteria for legal blindness (M age = 22 years, 6 months, SD = 3 years, 9 months) and 50 women with correctable vision vision or without a visual impairment (M age = 20 years, 5 months, SD = 2 years, 6 months) were matched on body mass index and age to control for extraneous variance. Women were verbally administered several measures by telephone: the Multidimensional Body Self Relations Questionnaire, the Body Shape Questionnaire, a modified Silhouette Scale, the Impact of the Senses Scales, Factors Influencing Feelings About the Body, the Bulimia and Drive for Thinness subscales of the Eating Disorder Inventory, the Beck Depression Inventory-Short Form, and a Size Estimation Accuracy Scale. Women with a visual impairment indicated that body characteristics other than shape and size (e.g., the softness of their skin, the sound of their voice) were significantly more important in influencing their body image attitudes than did women without a visual impairment. The two groups did not differ significantly on body image perception and attitude variables or measures of eating disorder symptomatology. However, women with a visual impairment reported that their sense of sight was less important and their sense of hearing was more important in influencing their body image attitudes than did women without a visual impairment. Results support the idea that, as women's sight decreases, they rely on their vision less and other senses more in developing their body image perceptions and attitudes. This modification in sense use may contribute to the fact that women with less visual acuity seem to take a more holistic approach toward their body image
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Cataloging source
MUU
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Anderson, Krista K
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
1997.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Body image in women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Vision disorders
Target audience
specialized
Label
A multidimensional analysis of body image among women with and without a visual impairment, by Krista K. Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 79-89)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41584118
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 105 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A multidimensional analysis of body image among women with and without a visual impairment, by Krista K. Anderson
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 79-89)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41584118
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 105 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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