Date of Award
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSCP)
This study explored the relationship between body dissatisfaction of 69 female Eastern-European immigrants in the United States and the ethnicity of their romantic partner (Eastern-European vs. non Eastern-European). Results showed no difference between body dissatisfaction of women with Eastern-European partners and women with non Eastern-European partners. Significant correlations were also found between disordered eating behaviors and acculturation; between relationship satisfaction and body dissatisfaction, disordered eating, and BMI; and between acculturation and partner ethnicity. It was concluded that factors other than partner ethnicity contribute to body dissatisfaction of female Eastern-European immigrants in the United. These factors may include acculturation, BMI and relationship satisfaction. Future studies should further investigate of the relationship between acculturation and disordered eating.
Mitsina, Sviatlana S. (2011). Body Dissatisfaction of Female Eastern-European Immigrants in the United States (Master's thesis, Pacific University). Retrieved from: