Menopausal Attitudes, Objectified Body Consciousness, Aging Anxiety, and Body Esteem: European American Women's Body Experiences in Midlife
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.
McKinley, Nita M. and Lyon, Louise A., "Menopausal Attitudes, Objectified Body Consciousness, Aging Anxiety, and Body Esteem: European American Women's Body Experiences in Midlife" (2008). SIAS Faculty Publications. 180.