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Body image across the life span in adult women: the role of self-objectification.
Although body dissatisfaction remained stable across the age range, self-objectification, habitual body monitoring, appearance anxiety, and disordered eating symptomatology all significantly decreased with age.
The role of body objectification in disordered eating and depressed mood.
It was found that depressed mood and disordered eating were both predicted by self-objectification and its corollary of habitual self-surveillance, and objectification theory provides a useful framework for identifying predictors of depression.
The Role of Social Comparison in the Effect of Magazine Advertisements on Women's Mood and Body Dissatisfaction
Abstract This study aimed to investigate the role of social comparison processes in women's responses to images of thin-idealized female beauty. A sample of 126 women viewed magazine advertisements
A Test of Objectification Theory in Former Dancers and Non-Dancers
In this study we aimed to test the complete model proposed in objectification theory (Fredrickson & Roberts, 1997) as it applies to disordered eating. Two samples of women, 50 former students of
Media exposure, body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: television and magazines are not the same!
Objective: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between media exposure and body dissatisfaction and disordered eating in a more finely grained way than in previous studies.
Effects of Exposure to Thin Media Images: Evidence of Self-Enhancement among Restrained Eaters
The effects of viewing media-portrayed idealized body images on eating, self-esteem, body image, and mood among restrained and unrestrained eaters were examined. Study 1 found that restrained eaters
NetGirls: the Internet, Facebook, and body image concern in adolescent girls.
The Internet represents a potent socio-cultural medium of relevance to the body image of adolescent girls and Facebook users scored significantly more highly on all body image concern measures than non-users.
The contribution of peer and media influences to the development of body satisfaction and self-esteem in young girls: a prospective study.
As early as school entry, girls appear to already live in a culture in which peers and the media transmit the thin ideal in a way that negatively influences the development of body image and self-esteem.