Assessment of the ideal body image of women in Accra, Ghana


Duda, Rosemary B., Jumah, Naana Afua, Hill, Allan G., Seffah, Joseph and Biritwum, Richard (2007) Assessment of the ideal body image of women in Accra, Ghana. Tropical Doctor, 37, (4), 241-244. (doi:10.1258/004947507782332883 ). (PMID:17988495).

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The hypothesis tested in this study was that the 'traditional build' is the culturally valued body shape by Ghanaian women. Culturally sensitive figural stimuli were designed to assess the current body image (CBI) and the ideal body image (IBI) of Ghanaian women. The most frequently selected model for the CBI was one that represented a slightly overweight woman; the IBI selected was consistent with a representation of normal body mass index; and the least healthy image was that figure that represented morbidly obesity.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0049-4755 (print)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Social Sciences > Social Statistics & Demography
ePrint ID: 340420
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2012 10:37
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:22
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/340420

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