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The relationship of sorority membership with body objectification and social pressure in sorority women at a Midwestern university

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dc.contributor.advisor Ozier, Amy en_US
dc.contributor.author Tower, Hannah Elizabeth en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-02T21:16:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-02T21:16:19Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/17763
dc.description Advisors: Amy Ozier. en_US
dc.description Committee members: Kara Britzman; Sarah Cosbey; Flora Surjadi. en_US
dc.description.abstract Body objectification and social pressure are risk factors for developing eating disorders. Currently there is limited research on specific populations like sorority women who are at an increased risk for developing these disorders. This study used Dr. Nita McKinley's Objectified Body Consciousness Scale and the Social Pressure subscale from the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-4 to better understand the relationship of sorority membership with body objectification and social pressure. It was found that the longer women were members of a sorority the less body shame they experienced and the longer they lived in a sorority house the less body surveillance, body shame, and social pressure they experienced. Alternatively, higher levels of social pressure were positively correlated with increased levels of body surveillance and body shame. This research identifies a need to focus on primary prevention of eating disorders and to further understand risk factors in the sorority population. en_US
dc.format.extent 88 pages en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Northern Illinois University en_US
dc.rights NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Eating disorders in women--Risk factors en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Body image in women en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women college students--Health and hygiene en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women college students--Psychology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Greek letter societies--United States en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nutrition en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social psychology en_US
dc.title The relationship of sorority membership with body objectification and social pressure in sorority women at a Midwestern university en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.contributor.department Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences en_US
dc.description.degree M.S. (Master of Science) en_US


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