Body image and beliefs about appearance: Constraints on the leisure of college-age and middle-age women

Toni Liechty, Patti A. Freeman, Ramon B. Zabriskie

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among body image, beliefs about appearance, and leisure constraints for college-age women and their mothers. The Body-Image Assessment Scale, the Beliefs About Appearance Scale, and a hierarchical leisure constraints scale were used to assess body image concerns, and leisure constraints. A convenience sample of 116 female students at a private American university and 76 of their mothers was utilized. Multiple regression and t-tests were used to analyze the data. Findings suggested that body image and beliefs about appearance pose leisure constraints for college-age and middle-age women. Findings also suggested that mothers' body image and beliefs about appearance were related to daughters' beliefs about appearance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-330
Number of pages20
JournalLeisure Sciences
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Appearance
  • Body image
  • Leisure constraints
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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