Body shape preference and body satisfaction of Taiwanese and Japanese female college students

Ming Ying Shih, Chiharu Kubo

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the body shape preference and body satisfaction of Taiwanese and Japanese female college students. Taiwanese female students in Taiwan (n=109) and Japanese female students in Japan (n=144) voluntarily completed a four-part Body Image Questionnaire concerning (1) demographic background, (2) body figure ratings, (3) cognitive attitude toward body size, and (4) subject satisfaction with body characteristics. More Japanese than Taiwanese women rated significantly larger body figures and dissatisfaction with their body shape and body parts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-271
Number of pages9
JournalPsychiatry research
Volume133
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 28 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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