Body Image Dissatisfaction in Caucasian and African-American Women

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Body Image Dissatisfaction in Caucasian and African-American Women
Body satisfaction is a very personal concept. When it comes to Caucasian women and African American women, the perspectives vary. Unfortunately, the discoveries of reasons that compel the sense of satisfaction are difficult to obtain, as the issues of body satisfaction can only be shared within secret societies. Weight issues are to be talked about, but not the image dissatisfaction that may drive eating disorders. Additionally, the correlation of body image acceptance and eating disorders has been established: “poor body image predicted the development of eating problems” (Graber, Brooks-Gunn, Paikoff, & Warren, 1994, as cited in Wade, George, & Atkinson, 2009, p....
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