Award Date

1-1-1999

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department

Social Work

First Committee Member

Stacey Hardy-Desmond

Number of Pages

48

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between weight oriented job pressure and bulimic symptomatology among female Las Vegas production show dancers. Surveys were distributed to approximately 100 dancers at the professional level in the Las Vegas area at the professional dance and Pilates studios as well as backstage at two of the shows. The surveys measured perceived weight oriented job pressure, body dissatisfaction in response to weight oriented job pressure, and differences in self-reported attribution between symptomatic bulimic and non-bulimic dancers. This study may provide evidence for the need to implement prevention measures for this at-risk population and implications for further research.

Keywords

Bulimia; Dancers; Female; Job; Las Vegas; Nevada; Perceived; Pressure; Production; Relationship; Reported; Symptoms; Vegas

Controlled Subject

Industrial safety; Psychology, Industrial; Dance

File Format

pdf

File Size

1310.72 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/zvgt-feqs


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