Abby Giffin

Date of Defense




First Advisor

Dr. Scott Gaynor

Second Advisor

Dr. Ric Underhile


This study explores ratings from females and males on two different scales of body size images. It also compares the method often used in body image research (Figure Rating Scale; FRS) with a Picture Rating Scale (PRS) developed for this investigation. Findings reveal that females rate their current body size to be significantly higher than their ideal body size. They also rate the size they think men find most attractive significantly high that what men actual rate as attractive. These finding were consistent on both the FRS and PRS, with the PRS possibly detecting smaller discrepancies in responding.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only