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My sisters , myself : influences on sorority members' body image and identities.

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dc.contributor.advisor McNamee, Lacy G.
dc.contributor.author Reno, Jenna E.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Communication Studies. en
dc.date.copyright 2011-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8166
dc.description.abstract Sororities are a distinct organizational setting with a unique ability to influence the construction of identity and the subsequent impact on members' body image. The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between perceived organizational norms for thinness and body esteem amongst college sorority members. In addition, it examines the effect the process of organizational assimilation has on mediating the proposed relationship between perceived organizational norms for thinness and body esteem. Lastly, memorable messages which contribute to the perceptions of organizational norms for thinness are identified and assessed for their impact on organizational members. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Body esteem. en
dc.subject Socialization. en
dc.subject Organizational assimilation. en
dc.subject Social norms. en
dc.subject Body image. en
dc.subject Sororities. en
dc.subject Social identity. en
dc.title My sisters , myself : influences on sorority members' body image and identities. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Communication Studies. en


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