Health Studies faculty publishes new research

Dr. Sabik recently published a cross-sectional study (n=225)  in the Journal of Adult Development. As women grow older, physical changes accompanying the aging process may impact self-perceptions of body image and age. Data were collected from 115 European American and 100 African American aging 65+ and results demonstrated that for African American aging women, perceptions of the body were not as strongly linked to perceptions of aging. For European American women, feeling older than one’s age was associated with lower body satisfaction, and women in this group may be more vulnerable to the negative impacts of the aging process on the body.