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dc.contributor.advisorIwamoto, Derek Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorBrady, Jenniferen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-22T05:31:18Z
dc.date.available2017-06-22T05:31:18Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M25S1H
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/19266
dc.description.abstractBody image concerns are a growing issue among Asian American young adult women and evidence suggests that they experience distinct sociocultural stressors that might heighten risk. This study advanced knowledge through a Grounded Theory qualitative approach and explored the unique experiences of oppression among Asian American undergraduate women (N=20) that influence body image dissatisfaction. Participants completed a one hour semi-structured interview describing their socialization experiences; gender and racial identity development; feelings and thoughts about their bodies; beliefs of Western and cultural beauty norms; and body image management strategies. The core category Body Image was comprised of attitudes and perceptions about body weight, shape, and size, facial features (e.g. eye size) and skin complexion/tone. Numerous contextual, interpersonal, and identity conditions, emerged to produce a range of positive and negative body image beliefs. Results can advance etiological understanding of prominent sociocultural factors that may attenuate or heighten risk for body image concerns.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleBody image experiences among Asian American women: A qualitative intersectionality frameworken_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledCounseling psychologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAsian Americanen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledbody imageen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledintersectionalityen_US


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