A study of Singapore adolescent girls' selfie practices, peer appearance comparisons, and body esteem on Instagram.

  title={A study of Singapore adolescent girls' selfie practices, peer appearance comparisons, and body esteem on Instagram.},
  author={Leanne Chang and Pengxiang Li and Renae Sze Ming Loh and Trudy Hui Hui Chua},
  journal={Body image},

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