Draft 1: The Miami Image and Self-Perception: Western vs. Main Campus

This topic submitted by Bethany Leeman, Maryjane Bellock, Katie Meredith, Kendra Baird, Laurie Stone (leemanbc@miamioh.edu) at 11:49 am on 9/9/00. Additions were last made on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Section: Cummins

Question: Do the students at Miami feel that there is a Miami image? What is their self image on their own scale (1-10)? Is there a difference between the self perceptions of Western students vs Main Campus students?

Predictions: We predict that most students believe that there is a Miami image. We believe that Main Campus students have a lower self image than those on Western Campus. We also predict that males will have an overall higher self image than females.

Proposal: Surveys will be distributed including the following:
(1) rank the following pictures in beauty 1-10 (2) rank yourself in comparison to the extablished scale (3) define the Miami image in 3 words (4) do you believe you fit this image?
In addition we will ask them if they are from Western or Main Campus, male or female.

Expectations: We expect to find that Miami's overall self image closely correlates with social pressures that lead to problems (ie. eating disorders and depression).

References:

1. Managing Beauty Products and People (Journal of Product & Brand Management, Volume: 03, Issue: 3, September 04, 1994, pp. 27-38 ) Lynn, Langmeyer; Matthew, Shank


2. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (European Journal of Cancer, Volume: 31A, November, 1995, pp. S295 ) Batchelor, D.M.; Middelkoop, M.

3. Eating disorders as coping strategies: a critique (European Eating Disorders Review, Volume: 6, Issue: 4, December 1998, pp. 229 - 237 ) Troop, Nicholas A.


4. Do Positive Self-Perceptions Have a "Dark Side"? Examination of the Link between Perceptual Bias and Aggression (Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Volume: 28, Issue: 4, August 1, 2000, pp. 327-337 ) David, Corinne F.; Kistner, Janet A.


5. Body Dissatisfaction as a Mediator of the Relationship between Dietary Restraint and Bulimic Eating Patterns (Appetite, Volume: 29, Issue: 1, August, 1997, pp. 43 - 54 ) RICCIARDELLI, LINA A.; TATE, DORIS ; WILLIAMS, ROBERT J.

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