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Relationship Between Body Image and Self-Esteem: Domain Theory Versus Sociometer Theory

Poster Session IV - Board: IV-154
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

Inge Brechan
University of Oslo

In this survey the relationship between body image and self-esteem was partially mediated through social accept, but the direct effect was four times larger and both factors had moderately strong unique effects. The relationship was also moderated by body image importance. The results support domain theory rather than sociometer theory.

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