Title

What has our culture taught young women? : Gender norms, body image, self-objectification and women's reactions toward stranger harassment

Document Type

Conference paper

Source Publication

2nd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences on Social Sciences and Arts, SGEM 2015, Conference proceedings : Book 1: Psychology and psychiatry, sociology and healthcare, education, volume I

Publication Date

1-1-2015

First Page

1081

Last Page

1087

Publisher

Stef92 Technology Ltd

Keywords

Stranger Harassment, Women’s reactions, Gender-related Belief, Self-objectification, Body Image.

Abstract

Little research has been done to explore stranger harassment and women's reactions toward it. By conducting a quantitative survey with questionnaires, this research based in Hong Kong aims at exploring predictors that determine women's reaction toward stranger harassment. Results show that self-objectification is positively related to benign and self-blaming coping strategies while traditional gender-related belief is positively related to passive and self-blaming coping strategies.

DOI

10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2015/B11/S2.140

Print ISSN

23675659

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Additional Information

Paper presented at the 2nd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts (SGEM 2015), Aug 26-Sep 01, 2015, Albena, Bulgaria.

ISBN of the source publication: 9786197105445

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Recommended Citation

Lau, S. (2015). What has our culture taught young women?: Gender norms, body image, self-objectification and women's reactions toward stranger harassment. In 2nd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences on Social Sciences and Arts, SGEM 2015, Conference proceedings: Book 1: Psychology and psychiatry, sociology and healthcare, education, volume I (pp. 1081-1087). Sofia: Stef92 Technology Ltd.

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