Feminine Ideology, Body Appreciation, and Indirect Aggression in Girls
Frontiers in Education
body image, bullying, feminine ideology, indirect aggression, relational aggression, social aggression
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.
Buzgon, J., Crothers, L., Schreiber, J., Schmitt, A., Kolbert, J., Wadsworth, J., Fidazzo, A., Barron, M., & Steeves, T. (2022). Feminine Ideology, Body Appreciation, and Indirect Aggression in Girls. Frontiers in Education, 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2022.896247