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dc.contributor.advisorFisher, Terri
dc.creatorFortman, Tyler
dc.description.abstractPoor body image may lower self assessments (self-efficacy and self esteem), in turn negatively affecting academic achievement in women. A correlational design examined this hypothesis using 92 first-year college students. Male and female subjects completed the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Scale appropriate for their sex. All subjects completed the Body Esteem Scale, Objectified Body Consciousness Scale, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Self-Efficacy Scale, New General Self-Efficacy Scale, Academic Self-Regulation Questionnaire, and the Academic Achievement Scale. Results of structural equation modeling revealed that, in females, body image did affect self-assessments, but did not affect academic achievement. Males’ body images did not affect their self-assessments. These results suggest the need for more research in this area and encourage the development of interventions aimed at females’ body image in order to enhance self-assessments.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.publisherThe Ohio State Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Ohio State University. Department of Psychology Honors Theses; 2006en_US
dc.subjectBody Imageen_US
dc.subjectGlobal Self Esteemen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Self-Efficacyen_US
dc.subjectSchool Performanceen_US
dc.titleThe Effects of Body Image on Self-Efficacy, Self Esteem, and Academic Achievementen_US
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