The interplay of gender role orientation and Type-D personality as predictors of body dissatisfaction in undergraduate women
Robbins, A. (2014) 'The interplay of gender role orientation and Type-D personality as predictors of body dissatisfaction in undergraduate women', The Plymouth Student Scientist, 7(2), p. 101-117.
The importance of body image and its effects on psychological functioning and health behaviours has received much interest in recent decades; however its precursors are still unclear. The purpose of the present research was to focus attention on the associations between gender role orientation (agency-communion), Type-D personality and body image. Undergraduate women aged between 18 and 47 from Plymouth University School of Psychology (N = 120, n = 64 for non Type-D group, n = 56 for Type-D group) completed measures of gender role orientation (PAQ), Type-D personality classification (DS-14) and attitudes towards body image (MBRSQ). Results indicate that Type-D personality significantly lowered body image satisfaction. Regression analysis revealed agency as a predictor of body image, even as a function of Type-D classification. The clinical implications of agency as a potential protective factor against body dissatisfaction and scope for future research are discussed.
|dc.publisher||University of Plymouth|
|dc.rights||Attribution 3.0 United States||*|
|dc.subject||gender role orientation||en_US|
|dc.title||The interplay of gender role orientation and Type-D personality as predictors of body dissatisfaction in undergraduate women||en_US|
|plymouth.journal||The Plymouth Student Scientist|