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.
The Internet Journal of Health
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R McGrath, J Wiggin, R Caron. The Relationship between Resilience and Body Image in College Women. The Internet Journal of Health. 2009 Volume 10 Number 2.