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dc.contributor.authorModzelewski, Cheri
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T03:21:56Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T03:21:56Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier.othermodzelewski_cheri_n_200805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/modzelewski_cheri_n_200805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24707
dc.description.abstractAttractiveness level is an important aspect of dating in Western culture. Many previous researchers have shown that beauty is rewarded while those who do not follow the typical ideal may be disadvantaged. This typical ideal is the predominately white, middle class notion of thin as beautiful for women and muscular as ideal for men. Many researchers suggest this ideal is so prevalent that it dominates as the standard of beauty for all. However, other researchers say that bicultural groups like African Americans may through their unique cultural experience diffuse some of the effects these standards of beauty have on dating activities. Using this debate, this study seeks to ascertain how African-Americans young adults’ body perception affects their likelihood of dating. Results show that there is a possible protection effect because females who perceive themselves as underweight are the least likely to be dating or in a serious relationship. Results for males are less conclusive and require future research.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectBody Size
dc.subjectBody Image
dc.subjectDating
dc.subjectAfrican-Americans
dc.subjectAdolescents/Young Adults
dc.subjectCulture of Thinness
dc.subjectBeauty Ideals
dc.titleCulture of thinness or protective effect
dc.title.alternativehow does African American body size perception affect dating activties?
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentSociology
dc.description.majorSociology
dc.description.advisorRon Simons
dc.description.committeeRon Simons
dc.description.committeeDawn Robinson
dc.description.committeeJoyce Bell


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