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A Cross-Cultural Study of Body Dissatisfaction among Mexican and Mexican-American Women


While the cross-cultural literature on body dissatisfaction among Mexican and Mexican-American women has continued to grow, the traditional Latino female gender role of marianismo, sociocultural factors related to ethnic culture and mainstream/American culture ideal perceived discrepancies in body size, and one’s romantic relationship have not been explored with this population in relationship to body satisfaction. The current study included 227 female participants predominantly from a large southwestern university in the United States and a large university in northern Mexico. The study examined differences in marianismo and body satisfaction between 120 Mexican and 107 Mexican-American women, investigated the role of marian... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Felix, Vitae (Author) / Robinson-Kurpius, Sharon (Advisor) / Arciniega, Miguel G (Committee member) / Kinnier, Richard (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Counseling psychology / Body dissatisfaction / Body image / discrepancy / ideal discrepancy / romantic relationship
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 142 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Counseling Psychology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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