Title

Menopausal Attitudes, Objectified Body Consciousness, Aging Anxiety, and Body Esteem: European American Women's Body Experiences in Midlife

Publication Date

12-1-2008

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Seventy-four European American women aged 50-68 years completed surveys of menopausal attitudes, appearance aging anxiety, body esteem, body surveillance, and body shame. Hypotheses based on the connections between cultural constructions of femininity and menopause were partially supported. Menopausal attitudes and appearance-related aging anxiety were related to body surveillance. Appearance-related menopausal attitudes were related to both body surveillance and body esteem. Body shame moderated the relationship between appearance-related menopausal attitudes and body esteem.

Publication Title

Body Image

Volume

5

Issue

4

First Page

375

Last Page

380

DOI

10.1016/j.bodyim.2008.07.001

Version

pre-print, post-print

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