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The journal is Sex Roles, Issue 67, pages 591-604 and the article is called “Never Let Them See You Sweat: Silencing and Striving to Appear Perfect among U.S. College Women”. This was written by Brittney H. Schrick, Elizabeth A. Sharp, Anisa Zvonkovic and Alan Reifman. The purpose of this study was to explore how silencing influenced each of the aforementioned domains as well as how the domains together may operate to alter the relation between silencing and physiological and psychological distress among contemporary U.S. college women. This research was based on Silencing, Body Image, Romance, Pressure to Appear Perfect and Academic Engagement. A survey was given to 149 college women that range from 19-25 and grades from freshmen to senior. Out of the college women there was mixture between sexual orientations. I was a two part survey based on collegiate life aspects and demographic questions. In the results women revealed moderated levels of silencing. The Women in this study that feel the need to be perfect show to be distress and silence their voices in a relationship. This experiment also showed that women who rejected appearance norms seem to have less distress. This means that women in college put too much pressure on themselves to be perfect. It feels like they do this to prove something to either themselves or to other people. Yes this experiment was worthwhile. I would have thought that with today’s generation that women would not effected that way when it comes to school and relationships. I thought the results would have been the other way around.
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