An aesthetic analysis by means of assessment of female morphology in university students from Andalusia (Spain)

Rosety Rodriguez Manuel, Ordoñez Francisco Javier, Rosety Jesus Maria, Diaz-Ordoñez Antonio, Rosety Manuel

Abstract


This study analyzed the actual and desired morpho-aesthetic aspects of young female university students from Andalusia (Spain). To achieve this goal, 400 young female students from 8 Universities in Andalusia were enrolled on the study. Initially they all underwent kinanthropometric assessment to determine Body Mass Index and percentage fat mass. They fi lled out an anonymous questionnaire including 20 items referring to morpho-aesthetic aspects. Mean BMI was 21.45 ± 1.68 Kg/m2 and percentage fat mass for the group was 25.13 ± 2.46 % of total body mass. Additionally, 77% of participants accepted their body image whereas only 11% of them expressed that they would be happier if they lost weight. Notwithstanding, it should be mentioned that physical activity was considered the best weight loss strategy. Finally, we concluded that young female university students from Andalusia accept their body image because, among other reasons, it is very similar to the morphological type valued by our society.

Keywords


Morfoestética; Mujer universitaria; Antropometria; Morpho-aesthetics; Female; University students; Anthropometry



DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/%25x

The abbreviated title of the journal is Rev. Bras. Cineantropom. Desempenho Hum, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references. E-ISSN 1980-0037, impressa ISSN 1415-8426, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.