Body Image Perception: Gender Differences among University Students
Keywords:Obesity, Perception, Academic, BMI, Gender, Self-Image
Body image is an important component of the complex mechanism of personal identity. The subjective component of body
image refers to a person's satisfaction with their body size or specific parts of your body. The aim of this study was to verify
the ability to correlate body image with the actual image of others. This study presents empirical characteristics and crosssectional
study. Twenty-nine subject adults, students in Physical Education course and volunteers were selected randomly.
The instrument used was based on the Scale of Silhouettes specially constructed for this study. Results showed that women
were statistically different from men with average responses always with higher values. While we treat only the individual
and their weight, the social standards accepted continue to exert a negative influence on people and their behavior.
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