Muslim and Judaic-Christian perceptions of desirable body shape

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Hallinan, Christopher J (1988) Muslim and Judaic-Christian perceptions of desirable body shape. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 67 (1). pp. 80-82. ISSN 0031-5125


Undergraduate men, 94 nonUS Muslims and 168 US Judaic- Christians, rated 9 outline figure drawings as like their own current figure, what they would prefer to look like, what figure was most attractive to females, and what female figure they found most attractive. Ratings of the two groups were very similar but the female figure found most attractive was significantly thinner for Judaic-Christian men.

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Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > FOR Classification > 2204 Religion and Religious Traditions
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Keywords body image, religious aspects, individual differences, desirability of body shape, patriarchal nature, religious affiliation
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