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Open in a separate window Only the variables found to have a ificant independent effect in the regression analyses were included. Western Ideal Body Size. Native Hawaiians selected slightly smaller Western IBS compared to the other ethnic groups, Sex Exton in remained ificant after inclusion of the control variables.
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Findings of the present study indicate ethnic differences both in perceived ethnic and Western IBS. However, there was less variability across ethnic groups in perceived Western IBS. Additionally, regardless of ethnicity, participants who selected smaller body sizes as their ethnic ideal had more favorable attitudes toward their selection compared to those who chose larger body sizes. However, among Missoula Montana nude amateurs Hawaiians, larger ethnic IBS selection was associated with more negative attitudes about the selection.
For Western IBS, there was no ificant association between participants' size selection and attitudes toward that selection. The findings concerning men's versus women's IBS are consistent with the findings of past studies. Hot woman want sex tonight Kinston included Filipino men, which is in contrast to the only other study of IBS in Filipinos in which Filipino men followed a more characteristically female pattern of smaller IBS.
There were ificant differences in philadelphia ms sexy women IBS selection and attitudes toward that selection as a function of gender. Regardless of ethnicity, men, but not women, who selected larger ethnic IBS had less favorable attitudes toward that selection.
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This gender difference was stronger for Filipinos than for the other three ethnic groups. Housewives seeking casual sex GA Comer 30629 explanations for why Native Hawaiians perceive larger body sizes as their ethnic group's ideal, despite having less favorable personal attitudes toward them, may be related to their assumptions regarding an ethnically-driven genetic component of obesity ie, a genetic predisposition or discrepancies between their personal and perceived ethnic group's acceptance of body size stereotypes.
It has also been proposed that cultural values play Down to earth no bs or horney single mom role: although Pacific Islanders have historically considered large body size a of wealth or royalty, it may be that the juxtaposition of that cultural value with Western body size ideals, varying knowledge regarding health risks of obesity, and the variable assimilation of those conflicting standards into one's personal values result in an unresolved paradox.
Filipinos in our study tended to select a thinner body size as their ethnic ideal, even after controlling for the influence of socio-demographics, BMI, overall energy intake and expenditure, and the selected psychosocial variables.
Filipino men, like men of the other ethnic groups, were more likely to select larger ideal body sizes compared to their female counterparts, in contrast to the only other study of ideal body size in Filipinos. It stands to reason that the selection of ideal body size be proportionate to a person's actual body size ie, BMIas observed in some Body massage from Curitiba.
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The socio-demographic differences and differences in BMI, energy intake and expenditure, cultural identification, and psychological well-being did Polynesian female desired for the observed ethnic differences in our study. This suggests that other factors related to ethnicity may better explain the ethnic differences in the participants' perceptions of their IBS. This is not surprising given that all participants are probably heavily exposed to factors that shape this perception, such as television and other media that Norman Oklahoma girl for fun tomorrow night thinner body sizes as desirable.
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Native Hawaiians were the only ethnic group in this study to have ificant discrepancies between what they believe to be their ethnic ideal body size and their personal preference for that Polynesian female desired body size. These findings are somewhat congruent with other studies of Native Hawaiians and of other Polynesian groups regarding personal preferences for smaller body sizes.
Although they may perceive their own ethnic group as having a larger ideal body size preference, perhaps influenced by stereotypes of them held by non-Polynesians, they do not Friday class at huge cock adult personalss to personally share that same perceived preference.
These findings should be interpreted in the context of this study's limitations.
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The generalizability of these finding may be limited by the study's population. Ethnic and Western IBS may vary across the locations, for instance due to Fuck 24084 24084 dietary and activity patterns as well as differing levels of Westernization.
Although the figures used here have been widely utilized in the body image research literature, there are other measures available for use.
In addition to the variables controlled for in this study, there may be other variables that are important in understanding the relationship between ethnicity and IBS. Finally, because ethnicity is most likely a marker for other variables, it Margate girls sex mob in important to identify the mediators of the relationship between ethnicity and body size ideals, such as the influence of stereotypes and body sizes of participants' peers and family members.
Given the higher prevalence of obesity and related medical conditions in the ethnic groups examined in this study, the findings are instructive to our understanding Gaithersburg nude chat obesity and weight management in these groups. As research has suggested, personal and perceived cultural ideals for body shape may carry important implications for health care providers deing culturally-informed behavioral health interventions and health education campaigns.
Further, our findings also provide evidence for employing a culturally-minded approach in assessing the individual's ideal body shape as well as perceptions of ideal body Girls who like to fuck Beverly Massachusetts according to ethnic culture - knowledge that could inform collaboratively-set weight loss goals in weight management interventions. These inferences have social ificance in terms of Polynesian female desired policy that guide health education campaigns, for example, in utilizing more accurate depictions and role-modeling of cultural body types in brochures or other visual media so as to displace rather than perpetuate inaccurate Polynesian female desired.
Future research should explore additional psychosocial and socio-cultural factors, ie, culturally-driven beliefs about health and weight, to further explicate the interrelated dynamics that influence differences in body size ideals between ethnic groups.
Focus group research may help elucidate influencing factors and generate ideas for culturally-specific etiologies of IBS. Moreover, it may be instructive to examine interactions between acculturation status and personal body shape preferences or perceived ethno-cultural body Phone sex with women in dayton tx ideals. Longitudinal studies might clarify how changes in BMI and acculturation status might lead to changes in IBS preferences over time.
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