oa Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology - An existential-phenomenological investigation of women's experience of becoming less obsessed with their bodily appearance

Volume 16 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1445-7377



This study investigated women's lived experience of becoming less obsessed with their bodily appearance. Written narrative accounts were collected from seven women co-participants and a phenomenological analysis of these descriptive protocols was then performed in order to reveal the prereflective structure of the focal phenomenon, seven essential constituents of which emerged. A major goal of this research was to contribute to the undernourished area of phenomenological research regarding the experience of body image.

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