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Gender Differences: Perception of Teasing and Body Image among Young Adults

. B. Christopher, Supriya. Maria (2012) Gender Differences: Perception of Teasing and Body Image among Young Adults. Other thesis, Christ University.

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Abstract

The main focus of the current research is to determine whether perception of teasing has an influence on an individual’s body image. Teasing related to weight may occur more often than many other types of teasing during childhood and adolescence. The study was conducted with a sample 100 under graduate students. The participants were in the age group of 18 to 21 years. The data was collected using teasing questionnaire-revised by Storch et al. (2004) and body image questionnaire by Cash (1994). 10 participants who scored high on teasing questionnaire were interviewed to further explore their teasing experiences and its relation to their body image. The results showed that there are no gender differences between teasing and body image among adults. Teasing seemed to be related to some of the domains of body image. Data from interviews show that peers and family were the major group of people involved in teasing. Teasing seemed to be having many consequences for the individuals results also indicate that teasing on one’s appearance influences their body image. Key Words: Gender Difference, Teasing, Body Image and young adults.

Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Subjects:Thesis > MPhil > Psychology
Divisions:M Phil > Psychology
ID Code:4989
Deposited By:Knowledge Center Christ University
Deposited On:21 Oct 2013 15:32
Last Modified:21 Oct 2013 15:32

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