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dc.contributor.authorWakschlag, Naomi
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dc.description.abstractFor women in American culture, physical appearance plays a central role in establishing worth. Orthodox Jewish women are required to adhere to strict modesty laws which directly impact their physical appearance, thereby potentially impacting their worth and body image. The association between clothing modesty and body image in Orthodox Jewish women has not yet been studied. The present study therefore aimed to investigate this association in college-age Orthodox Jewish women. Participants were 100 students of Stern College for Women in New York, NY between the ages of 18 and 23. Questionnaires regarding level of clothing modesty, body image, and religiosity were administered. Analyses revealed no associations between body image and level of clothing modesty. Subjective religiosity and religious behaviors were associated with body image, but religious faith was not. These findings contribute to our knowledge and understanding of the influence clothing practices may have on women, especially those who are religiously mandated to dress in a particular fashion.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipS. Daniel Abraham Honors Programen_US
dc.publisherStern College for Womenen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.subjectClothing and dress --Religious aspects --Judaism.en_US
dc.subjectDress codes --New York (State) --New York --Religioius aspects.en_US
dc.subjectOrthodox Judaism --New York (State) --New York.en_US
dc.subjectJewish women --Clothing.en_US
dc.subjectBody image.en_US
dc.subjectModesty --Religious aspects --Judaism.en_US
dc.subjectClothing and dress --Psychology.en_US
dc.titleThe Association between Modest Dress and Body Image in Orthodox Jewish Womenen_US

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