Journal article

Trait body image flexibility as a predictor of body image states in everyday life of young Australian women

Weixi Tan, Naomi Holt, Isabel Krug, Mathew Ling, Bianca Klettke, Jake Linardon, Kimberley Baxter, Shelley Hemmings, Dominika Howard, Erin Hughes, Isabella Rivelli-Rojas, Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz

BODY IMAGE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019


The present study evaluated whether individuals with varying levels of trait body image flexibility differ in the severity, variability, and correlates of state body dissatisfaction experienced in their daily lives. One hundred and forty-seven women completed a baseline measure of trait body image flexibility, followed by a 7-day ecological momentary assessment phase in which participants self-reported state body dissatisfaction, disordered eating behavior, drive for thinness, and appearance comparisons at 10 semi-random intervals daily. Higher trait body image flexibility predicted lower average scores, less frequent reporting of high state body dissatisfaction, and less variability in thei..

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