Was the Duchess of Windsor right?: A cross-cultural review of the socioecology of ideals of female body shape

Ethology and Sociobiology Vol/Iss. 13(3) Elsevier Published In Pages: 197-227
By Anderson, Judith L., Crawford, Charles B., Nadeau, Joanne, Lindberg, Tracy


Societies with unreliable food supplies and undeveloped food storage technology will tend to have plump standards of female beauty (215).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Spearman Correlation TestSupportedp < 0.050.280One-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Food SecurityIndependentNutrition, Preservation And Storage Of Food, Diet
Ideal Female Body TypeDependentSexual Stimulation