Title

Feminine Ideology, Body Appreciation, and Indirect Aggression in Girls

DOI

10.3389/feduc.2022.896247

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-4-2022

Publication Title

Frontiers in Education

Volume

7

Keywords

body image, bullying, feminine ideology, indirect aggression, relational aggression, social aggression

Abstract

This study was an investigation of the possible relations and interactions between traditional feminine ideology, and social and relational aggression within a sample of female children and adolescents. Participants included 45 female students (8-19 years of age) who completed measures assessing beliefs about and behaviors feminine ideology, body image (including body objectification), relational and social aggression, and interpersonal maturity. Analyzes revealed that participants who rated themselves as having a weaker internalization of the objectification of one’s body (a subtype of traditional feminine ideology) rated themselves as less likely to use socially-aggressive tactics than those with higher levels of body objectification. No other significant findings were noted. Implications for these findings and directions for future research are discussed.

Open Access

Gold

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