Abstract

Possessing a negative body image is associated with unhealthy eating habits and eating disorders in college women and has been linked to depression and negative feelings of self worth. Limited research exists on protective factors that have the potential to mitigate body image dissatisfaction. This paper examines the relationship of resilience to body image dissatisfaction in college women. Female, undergraduate college students were studied using previously validated measures. Results indicate that increased resilience is associated with improved body image.

Publication Date

2009

Journal Title

The Internet Journal of Health

Publisher

INTERNET SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Document Type

Article

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