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postgraduate thesis: Worry over femininity loss and emotional reaction after hypothetical breast removal surgery

TitleWorry over femininity loss and emotional reaction after hypothetical breast removal surgery
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Yiu, Y. D. [姚睿祉]. (2012). Worry over femininity loss and emotional reaction after hypothetical breast removal surgery. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5070063
AbstractBreast cancer patients consistently reported psychosocial adjustment difficulty in their sense of femininity after breast removal surgery. In view of this, the present study aimed to explore the effects of three femininity-related concepts on emotional reactions towards breast removal surgery – femininity schema, femininity loss appraisals, and femininity contingency of self-worth. 212 women without breast cancer history participated in this study. They completed a questionnaire which included a hypothetical scenario of breast removal. Results showed that women who considered the breast of a high relative importance in femininity schema, and depended their self-worth highly on sense of femininity, reported greater increase in negative emotions after hypothetical breast removal. This effect was mediated by femininity loss appraisals. Implications and future directions were discussed.
DegreeMaster of Social Sciences
SubjectBreast - Cancer - Patients - Psychology.
Dept/ProgramClinical Psychology
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192402

 

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dc.contributor.authorYiu, Yui-tsi, Dara.-
dc.contributor.author姚睿祉.-
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-03T04:23:55Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-03T04:23:55Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationYiu, Y. D. [姚睿祉]. (2012). Worry over femininity loss and emotional reaction after hypothetical breast removal surgery. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5070063-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192402-
dc.description.abstractBreast cancer patients consistently reported psychosocial adjustment difficulty in their sense of femininity after breast removal surgery. In view of this, the present study aimed to explore the effects of three femininity-related concepts on emotional reactions towards breast removal surgery – femininity schema, femininity loss appraisals, and femininity contingency of self-worth. 212 women without breast cancer history participated in this study. They completed a questionnaire which included a hypothetical scenario of breast removal. Results showed that women who considered the breast of a high relative importance in femininity schema, and depended their self-worth highly on sense of femininity, reported greater increase in negative emotions after hypothetical breast removal. This effect was mediated by femininity loss appraisals. Implications and future directions were discussed.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B50700637-
dc.subject.lcshBreast - Cancer - Patients - Psychology.-
dc.titleWorry over femininity loss and emotional reaction after hypothetical breast removal surgery-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5070063-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Social Sciences-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineClinical Psychology-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5070063-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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