blog Time Hath Found Us: News Flash: Women More Concerned About Losing Weight Than Men

April 28, 2005

News Flash: Women More Concerned About Losing Weight Than Men

I was shocked, shocked to find this out and it took more than two decades of research! Who knew?

"This study examined gender differences in satisfaction with body parts and eating disorders," said Laurie Mintz, associate professor and director of counseling psychology at MU, who conducted the study along with Susan Kashubeck-West, associate professor in the Division of Counseling and Family Therapy at the UMSL. "Results indicated that while men and women exhibit similar concerns in overall body satisfaction, women are less satisfied with specific body parts, such as the abdomen, hips and thighs."

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