Cultural stereotyping of breast shapes by preadolescent and adolescent girls in Australia

John K. Collins, Dorelle S. Propert

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Abstract

Preadolescent and adolescent girls, randomly selected from within schools in theSydney Metropolitan Area, carried out a preference and aversion task relating to 8 different female breast types. The aim was to investigate one aspect of stereotyping in female physical attractiveness. Negative stereotypes were more strongly conveyed than positive stereotypes, with a strong aversion expressed for small flat breasts and a lesser aversionfor very large breasts. Within sample differences were observed for age, maturational level and the subject's own body type.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Journal of Sex, Marriage and Family
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1982

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