Body Image Perception: Gender Differences among University Students


  • Lia Breda-Vicentini Paulista University – UNIP, Sorocaba, Brazil
  • Renan Rossi Sorocaba Physical Education College – FEFISO, Brazil
  • Angela Luciana De-Bortoli Freelance Researcher, Brazil
  • Robelius De-Bortoli Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil



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.




How to Cite

Breda-Vicentini, L. ., Rossi, R. ., De-Bortoli, A. L. ., & De-Bortoli, R. . (2020). Body Image Perception: Gender Differences among University Students. Journal of Practical Studies in Education , 1(1), 15-19.