Analysis of Body Type Preferences Among Young Adults

Ganatra, Khyati Maheshkumar (2014) Analysis of Body Type Preferences Among Young Adults. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Matthew Reysen from Psychology, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

Based on a study conducted by Devendra Singh in 1993, it is believed that males prefer females with a lower waist-to-hip ratio of 0.7, as compared to higher ones. This may be due to the evolutionary advantage of these females being more fertile and able to reproduce. However, social media has been suggesting that thinner females are more attractive. One way society measures thinness is by a characteristic known as the ‘thigh-gap’ that many females strive to obtain. This study was conducted to discover whether or not a difference exists between males and females regarding their preference of the thigh-gap on a female body when measuring attractiveness. The results suggest there is no difference between males and females in preference for the thigh gap.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Ganatra, Khyati Maheshkumar
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences
Thesis Advisor: Matthew Reysen
Thesis Advisor's Department: Psychology
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: >
Depositing User: Khyati Ganatra
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2015 19:09
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2015 19:09
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/249

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