Event Title

Examining Whether Body Image Dissatisfaction is a Predictor of Risky Sexual Behavior

Graduation Year

2015

Location

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

18-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

18-4-2015 3:00 PM

Description

The present study sought to determine if body image dissatisfaction is a predictor of risky sexual behavior. Participants (n = 146) included male and female college students from a small Midwestern university. Participants completed self-report measures of the known correlates of risky sexual behavior (i.e., well-being, depressive symptoms, self-esteem, alcohol and drug use, psychological distress), body image satisfaction, and risky sexual behavior. We predict that body image dissatisfaction will be correlated with riskier sexual behaviors; however, we predict that this link will be stronger for women than it is for men.

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Examining Whether Body Image Dissatisfaction is a Predictor of Risky Sexual Behavior

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

The present study sought to determine if body image dissatisfaction is a predictor of risky sexual behavior. Participants (n = 146) included male and female college students from a small Midwestern university. Participants completed self-report measures of the known correlates of risky sexual behavior (i.e., well-being, depressive symptoms, self-esteem, alcohol and drug use, psychological distress), body image satisfaction, and risky sexual behavior. We predict that body image dissatisfaction will be correlated with riskier sexual behaviors; however, we predict that this link will be stronger for women than it is for men.