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dc.contributor.advisorOzier, Amyen_US
dc.contributor.authorTower, Hannah Elizabethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-02T21:16:19Z
dc.date.available2017-08-02T21:16:19Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/17763
dc.descriptionAdvisors: Amy Ozier.en_US
dc.descriptionCommittee members: Kara Britzman; Sarah Cosbey; Flora Surjadi.en_US
dc.description.abstractBody 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.extent88 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU 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.lcshEating disorders in women--Risk factorsen_US
dc.subject.lcshBody image in womenen_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen college students--Health and hygieneen_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen college students--Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshGreek letter societies--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshNutritionen_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial psychologyen_US
dc.titleThe relationship of sorority membership with body objectification and social pressure in sorority women at a Midwestern universityen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentFamily, Consumer and Nutrition Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S. (Master of Science)en_US


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