Body build satisfaction and the congruency of body build perceptions

Norman Hankins1, Roger C. Bailey1
1East Tennessee State University, United States
Cite this article:  Hankins, N., & Bailey, R. C. (1979). Body build satisfaction and the congruency of body build perceptions. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 7(1), 77-80.

Volume 7 Issue 1 | e243 | Published: February 1979 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.1979.7.1.77

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Female subjects were classified as satisfied (n = 15) or dissatisfied (n = 15) with their body build and were administered the Somatotype Rating Scale. The SRS allowed subjects to rate their own body build, their wished-for body build, the typical female body build, and the body build of a same-sex best friend and a dating partner. Compared with dissatisfied subjects, satisfied subjects showed greater congruency between their own and wished-for body build, and greater congruency between their own and friend/date body builds, but less congruency between their own body build and the female body build stereotype.
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