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[[alternative]]The Study of Physical Attractiveness and Acts of Body Shaping and Beauty Treatment among the Female Undergraduates in a University

By [[author]]鄭美瓊 and 鄭美瓊

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[[abstract]]The purpose of this study is to explore physical attractiveness and acts of body shaping and beauty treatment of college females. The sample (n=469) is selected by stratified cluster sampling. Data are collected through self-administered questionnaires. The results are as follows: 1. In general, the respondents of the study group show their dissatisfaction in self-evaluation of appearance, sexual charm, and satisfaction of the body. With respect to the satisfaction of the body, the most dissatisfied parts are the thigh, the buttock, the abdomen, the calf, and body weight. Concerning the consciousness of body weight, they tend to pay more attention to it; in addition, they believe that appearance would influence one’s career and human relationship. 2. Most respondents use diet control in their acts of body shaping. Most respondents apply cosmetics in their acts of beauty treatment. The major domain to practice the act of body shaping and beauty treatment is at home. 3. For the respondents, the more attention paid to their appearance, the more satisfactory they are with their own appearance, the more concern they show with their body weight, the more sexually charming they think of themselves as, the more belief they hold in the influence of appearance on career and human relationship, the more satisfaction they feel over the body, and the more acts of body shaping and beauty treatment they exhibit. 4. For the respondents, the more recognition they pay to the mass media, the more concern they show with their body weight, the more belief they hold in the influence of appearance on career and human relationship, the less satisfaction they feel over the body, and the more acts of body shaping and beauty treatment they exhibit. 5. Individual, social and cultural factors, plus the consciousness of appearance attraction included, the variance which accounts for the acts of body shaping amounts to 32.2%; the most influential is the consciousness of the body weight in the individual factors; the next is the message from the mass media. 6. Individual, social and cultural factors, plus the consciousness of appearance attraction included, the variance which accounts for the acts of beauty treatment amounts to 35.4%; the most influential is the effect of the mass media in social and cultural factors.

Topics: 外表吸引力, 塑身美容行為, 大學女生, [[classification]]17
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:ir.lib.ntnu.edu.tw:309250000Q/16086
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