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A Study of Body Satisfaction and Clothing Consciousness among American Women between the Ages of 60 and 90 (미국 노년여성의 신체 만족도 및 의복 중요도에 관한 연구)

  • Jung, Myoung-Sook
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.15 no.1
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    • pp.169-176
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    • 2006
  • This study explored elderly American women's body satisfaction and clothing consciousness with the methods of survey and body measurement. To that end, I first investigated their self-perception of body size and body satisfaction and also the relationships between those, along with the relationships between body measurements and body satisfaction. Then, I analyzed the differences in elderly women's body satisfaction and clothing consciousness among different body type groups. For the last, I examined the degree of their body thinness or obesity and ideal body size in order to explore the standard for ideal body shape among elderly women. Elderly American women were satisfied with most of their body parts except waist circumference and weight. Body satisfaction with stature, weight, and hip circumference was correlated to both size perception and body measurement. Body satisfaction with thigh circumference and leg length was correlated to size perception, and also that with waist circumference and neck length to body measurement. Size perception showed differences among body types, but body satisfaction did not show notable differences among body types. There were significant differences between real size and ideal one. Elderly American women thought that clothing was important in their everyday life.

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The Body Cathexis Difference between Naked Body and After Appearence management Body of 20-30 yrs College Students (나체상태와 외모관리 후의 신체만족도 차이 -20대 남녀 대학생을 중심으로-)

  • Kim, Jung-Won;Yoon, Jong-Hee
    • Fashion & Textile Research Journal
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    • v.1 no.2
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    • pp.127-136
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    • 1999
  • The purpose of this research was to investigate the difference between perceptions of the nude body and of the clothed body as measured by body cathexis scale. Subjects were 274 college male and female between 20~30 yrs. Data were analyzed by using frequency, T test, cluster analysis, Duncan test by using Spss for window 8.0 PC program. Significant difference were found between mean scores of male and female on the nude body cathexis (NBC) and clothed body cathexis (CBC) Scales for hair texture, hair color, face, face color, shape of head, eye, lips, forehead, back, trunk, waist, bust, leg of shape, chest, hip. On the difference between male and female, significant differences were found between NBC and CBC scales for all body parts except hair texture, face color, ears, eyes, teech. Male had higher satisfaction than female in both body cathexis. The taller men, the higher body satisfaction with face shape, body shape, height in both body cathexis. Before appearence management, the bigger men, the higher body satisfaction with musle, waist, height, chest, body shape in both body cathexis. Male had higher satisfaction than female in both body cathexis. The taller women, the higher body satisfaction with neck, body shape, height in before appearence management. The bigger women, the higher body satisfaction with heights, weight distributions, waist, height in both.

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Effects of Body-Cathexis and Importance of Ideal Body Image on Satisfaction with Ready-to-Wear (Part One)

  • Hwang, JinSook
    • Fashion & Textile Research Journal
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    • v.2 no.5
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    • pp.391-397
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    • 2000
  • The purpose of the present research is to determine, for a sample of female college students, the effects of body-cathexis and importance of ideal body image on satisfaction with ready-to-wear. The sample included 177 female college students aged from 18 to 25. To measure the variables, an instrument was developed based on previous studies. Body-cathexis and importance of meeting the ideal body image were measured for five areas of body parts; head/upper body, lower body, height, weight, and torso. Satisfaction with ready-to-wear includes satisfaction with the fit at pant length, thighs, hips, waist, bust, and neckline, and with the variety in ready-to-wear. Research hypotheses were tested using multiple regression. The results showed that there was a positive impact of body-cathexis for a specific body area on ready-to-wear satisfaction which is related to the body area. The effect of importance of meeting the ideal body image on ready-to-wear clothing was different in regard to different areas of body parts.

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Body Image and Body Satisfaction Among Korean College Women

  • Lee, Seung-Hee
    • Fashion & Textile Research Journal
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    • v.10 no.3
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    • pp.322-328
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    • 2008
  • This study examined Korean college women's perceptions of their body image, ideal body, and body satisfaction. Five research questions assessed participants: 1) self-defined image, 2) ideal body image, 3) body dissatisfaction, 4) body satisfaction, and 5) perceptions of their friends' weight concerns. A convenience sample of 101 female college students participated in the study. Respondents' average age is 20.78, ranging from 18 to 36 years. Two approaches were used to define Korean college women's body image and body satisfaction: A scale of illustration showing nine females' body drawing, and a verbal scale for the satisfaction with body image. The findings revealed that Korean college women pursue "thinness." Although they were somewhat happy with their height, the development of their figure, and their overall good looks, they were significantly dissatisfied with their weight. These results indicate that Korean college women would benefit from positive body image education.

A study on body cathexis and clothing satisfaction of married women. (기혼 여성들의 신체만족도와 의복만족도에 관하여)

  • 김용숙
    • Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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    • v.24 no.3
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    • pp.1-9
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    • 1986
  • The purpose of this study was to measure the body cathexis and clothing satisfaction sccording to the level of age, job, and total monthly income and to investigate the relationship between body cathexis and clothing satisfaction of married women. 43 items of body parts and body functions were selected to measure body cathexis from Secord and jourard body Cathexis scale. A nd 56 items of Mclean's Clothing Satisfac tion scale were used for clothing satisfaction. The questionnaires were administered to 384 mothers in Jeonbug province. 3-way ANOVA and Newman-Keuls test were used for group difference. Pearson's Correlation Coefficients, Partial Correlation Coefficients, Standard Deviation, and Mean were calculated. RESULTS : 1. Body cathexis of married women showed asignificant difference according to age. 2. Clothing satisfaction of married women showed a significant difference to the interaction of age, job, and total monthly income. The elder and higher income group without job had the highest clothing satisfaction scores than any other group. 3. Positive correlations were found among body cathexis, clothing satisfaction, and 6 subscales of clothing satisfaction.

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Effects of Real Body, Perceived Body, Self Discrepancy and Body Satisfaction on Garment Fit Satisfaction of Women in Their Twenties - Focused on Women's Jacket - (20대 여성의 실제체형, 인지체형, 신체상 지각불일치, 신체만족도가 의복 맞음새 만족도에 미치는 영향 - 정장 재킷을 중심으로 -)

  • Roh, Yi-Kyung;Song, Hwa Kyung
    • Fashion & Textile Research Journal
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    • v.19 no.6
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    • pp.768-776
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    • 2017
  • This study analyzed the relationships among actual body types, perceived body types, body-image discrepancy(difference between perceived and ideal body), and body satisfaction, and their effects on jacket fit satisfaction at 17 body parts of women in their 20s. To apprehend the actual body type of subjects, total 18 items were measured according to the anthropometric method of the 6th anthropometric survey project. The relationship between body-image discrepancy and body satisfaction was correlated in all body parts. Body-image discrepancy and body satisfaction were more affected by perceived body size than actual body size. The fit satisfaction level of the jacket was found to be lower as the discrepancy between the body type and the ideal body type was recognized. As the waist girth, hip girth, armscye girth, and upper arm girth were smaller, the height was taller, bust girth and breast size were larger, these body sizes were considered as closer to the ideal body shape and the jacket fit of the area was more satisfied. When the perceived body sizes and the actual body sizes were compared, the women in their 20s tended to perceive their waist, abdomen, and hip as larger, their shoulder length and front/back interscye as longer, their breast size as smaller, and their waist height as lower than the actual size.

Teasing from Parents and Siblings about Appearance Affecting Body Satisfaction and Self-Esteem of Middle School Students

  • Yoh, Eunah
    • Fashion, Industry and Education
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    • v.16 no.2
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    • pp.17-29
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    • 2018
  • In this study, it is explored whether teasing from parents and siblings about appearance of children affects body satisfaction and self-esteem of middle school students. A total of 594 adolescents participated in the survey and the causal model was tested with the data. In results, parents' and siblings' teasing was significantly correlated. Parents' and siblings' teasing significantly affected body satisfaction that showed a significant impact on self-esteem. In the mean comparison by gender, female adolescents suffered more from parents' as well as siblings' teasing on appearance than did male adolescents. Female adolescents indicated lower body satisfaction than male adolescents whereas no gender difference was found in self-esteem. In the multiple-model comparison, both the parents' and siblings' teasing about appearance affected body satisfaction of female adolescents while only siblings' teasing affected body satisfaction of male adolescents. The results indicate that female adolescents are more likely to be exposed to parents' and siblings' teasing about appearance at home than male adolescents, resulting in negative body satisfaction that is influencing self-esteem. The finding could be used as a basis for family education, calling for an attention to this issue.

The Relationship among Pain, Body Image and Satisfaction in Hand-injured Workers (수부손상 근로자의 통증, 신체상 및 만족도에 관한 연구)

  • Yoon, Soon-Young;Kim, Min-Suk
    • Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing
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    • v.19 no.2
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    • pp.205-216
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    • 2010
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore relationship among pain, body image and satisfaction in hand-injured workers. Methods: Using a sample of 96 out-patient workers with hand injuries, pain, body image and satisfaction were measured by VAS and Modified Jung Keum-hee's Tennesee Self Concept Scale. Repeated measured ANOVA and a Bonferroni correction for multiple statistical testing during post hoc analyses were conducted to evaluate relationship among pain, body image and satisfaction in hand-injured workers. Result: Functional satisfaction(r=.46, p<.001) and appearance satisfaction(r=.55, p<.001) significantly increased by treatment satisfaction. Functional satisfaction(r=.35, p=.001) and appearance satisfaction(r=.31, p=.002) increased by body image. But treatment satisfaction(r=-.20, p=.049), functional satisfaction (r=-.34, p=.001) and appearance satisfaction (r=-.39, p<.001) significantly decreased by pain. Conclusion: Poor pain management was related to bad body image and treatment satisfaction. Therefore, interventions targeting at pain management are needed for hand-injured workers.

Effects of Self-Esteem and Body Satisfaction of Middle-Aged Women on their Clothing Satisfaction and Clothing Selection Criteria (중년 여성 소비자의 자아존중감과 신체만족도가 의복 만족도와 의복선택기준에 미치는 영향)

  • Chung, Sung Jee
    • Fashion & Textile Research Journal
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    • v.15 no.1
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    • pp.84-94
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    • 2013
  • The study analyzes the effects of self-esteem on body satisfaction, clothing satisfaction, and clothing selection criteria, the effects of body satisfaction on clothing satisfaction and clothing selection criteria, and the effects of clothing selection criteria on clothing satisfaction. The questionnaire developed by the researcher was distributed to 160 women between 40 and 65 years of age in Seoul or Gyeonggi-do. One hundred fifty one questionnaires were used in the final analysis. The data were analyzed by common factor analysis, multiple linear regression, t-test, ANOVA, and Tukey's test using SPSS 18.0/Windows. The results demonstrate that clothing selection criteria is classified into design, quality, practicality, and economics. There was a significant effect of self-esteem on body satisfaction, and significant effects of body satisfaction on clothing satisfaction and on factors of design, quality, economics in clothing selection criteria. Factors such as design, practicality, and economics contributed to clothing satisfaction. Significant differences were found in self-esteem between age groups as well as self-esteem and body satisfaction among groups according to education level and monthly income.

The Relationship between Body Cathexis and Clothing Satisfaction

  • Choo, Tae-Gue
    • Fashion & Textile Research Journal
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    • v.3 no.5
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    • pp.409-414
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    • 2001
  • The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between body cathexis and clothing satisfaction. The questionnaire was administered to 458 female college students in Daegu and Sangju and the results were obtained as follows. From the questionnaire, the 14 body parts were categorized into 4 factors, these being weight/girth, lower body, face, height/length. The bust girth was not included into one of these 4 factors. Subjects were dissatisfied with all of their body parts, especially with thigh, hip girth in the lower part of the body, as well as their weight. According to the Rohrer Index distribution, 99.2% of respondents were thin or normal, but means of respondents' satisfaction scores on weight and height were very low. To measure clothing satisfaction two factors were included, these being 'satisfaction with one's clothing selection ability' and 'satisfaction with one's own clothes'. The respondents were quite neutral on their clothing selection ability and their own clothes. Two factors about clothing satisfaction were correlated negatively. All of body cathexis factors were correlated positively with 'satisfaction with one's clothing selection ability' and were correlated slightly negatively with 'satisfaction with one's own clothes'.

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