Sex, body-esteem and self-esteem

John Connors, Paul Casey

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This study investigated the relationship between body-esteem and self-esteem among 215 young men and women (ages 18 to 25 years). It was expected that concern with weight and shape would be strongly associated with women's self-esteem, while men's self-esteem would be more closely linked to concerns about their fitness. Multiple regression analyses indicated that perceived attractiveness and the salience of weight and shape were significant predictors of self-esteem among women. Among men, the significant predictors of self-esteem were perceived attractiveness, body disparagement, and perceived strength and fitness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699-704
Number of pages6
JournalPsychological Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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