Event Title

The Impact of Being in a Romantic Relationship on One's Body Image

Graduation Year

2014

Location

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

12-4-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

12-4-2014 10:00 AM

Description

This study examines romantic relationship quality and body image. Specifically, we looked at romantic relationship attachment and support. Individuals in supportive and securely attached romantic relationships are hypothesized to have healthier body images than those who are in unsupportive, insecurely attached relationships. Additionally, we were interested in the effects of relationship quality on coping and expected that those in highly secure and supportive relationships would experience lower stress and fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression. We also looked at the relationship of these variables over time, a three month period, to see if they would remain stable. We used regression analyses determine whether relationship status predicts body image satisfaction and whether quality of relationship moderates this association.

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The Impact of Being in a Romantic Relationship on One's Body Image

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

This study examines romantic relationship quality and body image. Specifically, we looked at romantic relationship attachment and support. Individuals in supportive and securely attached romantic relationships are hypothesized to have healthier body images than those who are in unsupportive, insecurely attached relationships. Additionally, we were interested in the effects of relationship quality on coping and expected that those in highly secure and supportive relationships would experience lower stress and fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression. We also looked at the relationship of these variables over time, a three month period, to see if they would remain stable. We used regression analyses determine whether relationship status predicts body image satisfaction and whether quality of relationship moderates this association.