An Examination of the Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image

@article{Huxley2015AnEO,
  title={An Examination of the Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image},
  author={Caroline Huxley and Emma Halliwell and Victoria Clarke},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  year={2015},
  volume={39},
  pages={337 - 348}
}
According to the tripartite influence model of body image, appearance pressures from family, friends, partners, and the media lead to body dissatisfaction and restrained eating behaviours. There is strong support for this model among young, White heterosexual women. Evidence suggests that women who identified as lesbian as bisexual (LB) may be protected from sociocultural pressures around thinness, but no known research has tested the tripartite model among LB women. The current research tests… Expand

Figures and Tables from this paper

Testing the Tripartite Influence Model among heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian women.
TLDR
Overall, results indicate notable similarities between heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian women, however, preliminary evidence for potential differences highlights the importance of examining variation in ED risk between sexual minority subgroups. Expand
Exploring the Tripartite Influence Model of body dissatisfaction in postpartum women.
TLDR
It is suggested that women experience strong sociocultural pressures to attain unrealistic body shapes/sizes during the post-pregnancy period, contributing to their body image concerns. Expand
An exploration of the tripartite influence model of body image in Lithuanian sample of young adults: does body weight make a difference?
TLDR
The sociocultural Tripartite Influence Model (TIM) helps to explain the associations between the sociOCultural pressures to achieve stereotyped body ideals and disordered eating in young Lithuanian women and men of different body mass. Expand
Appearance-Related Partner Preferences and Body Image in a German Sample of Homosexual and Heterosexual Women and Men.
TLDR
The present findings indicate that, irrespective of sexual orientation, women and men tend to share similar standards regarding their own and a potential partner's physical appearance, potentially suggesting an increased hegemony of heteronormative beauty ideals in women andMen in general. Expand
The Impact of a Dissonance-Based Eating Disorders Intervention on Implicit Attitudes to Thinness in Women of Diverse Sexual Orientations
TLDR
The results imply that intensive dissonance-based programs can change attitudes at the automatic, implicit level as well as merely giving women tools to overcome those implicit attitudes. Expand
Body Image and Sociocultural Predictors of Body Image Dissatisfaction in Croatian and Chinese Women
TLDR
The obtained results indicated that thin internalization predicted body image dissatisfaction in both samples, and women from both cultures revealed a preference for thinner figures than the ones selected as the most attractive by the opposite sex. Expand
Prospective predictors of body dissatisfaction, drive for thinness, and muscularity concerns among young women in France: A sociocultural model.
TLDR
It was highlighted that media and interpersonal influences were associated over time with increased body dissatisfaction, drive for thinness, and muscularity concerns one year later, via appearance comparison. Expand
Minority Stress and Bisexual Women’s Disordered Eating
The purpose of this study was to explore the link between bisexual women’s experiences of anti-bisexual discrimination and disordered eating, while examining potential mediating variables underlyingExpand
A psychometric investigation of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-4-Revised among sexual minority adults in the U.S.
TLDR
The SATAQ-4R scores demonstrated acceptable reliability and structural and convergent validity in samples of sexual minority men and women. Expand
Body dissatisfaction and sexual orientations: A quantitative synthesis of 30 years research findings.
TLDR
Results showed that sexual minority men had a higher level of body dissatisfaction than heterosexual men, with a small to medium effect size, and the inconsistent findings in comparing sexual minority women and heterosexual women could be partially explained by the different survey methods used in previous studies. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 68 REFERENCES
An evaluation of the Tripartite Influence Model of body dissatisfaction and eating disturbance with adolescent girls.
TLDR
A resulting model was found to be an adequate fit to the data, supporting the viability of the Tripartite Model as a useful framework for understanding processes that may predispose young women to develop body image disturbances and eating dysfunction. Expand
Support for an expanded tripartite influence model with gay men.
TLDR
Of the sources of social influence, friend and media pressure to be lean, gay community involvement, and partner, friend, media, and family pressures to be muscular made incremental contributions, and certain sources were directly connected to body change behaviors. Expand
The influence of sexual orientation on body dissatisfaction in adult men and women.
TLDR
It seems that aspects of the gay community increase vulnerability to body dissatisfaction, yet the values of the lesbian community do not seem to be protective against body dissatisfaction. Expand
The tripartite influence model of body image and eating disturbance: a replication with a Japanese sample.
TLDR
This study suggests that the sociocultural variables found to influence body image and eating disturbances in Japan are similar to those observed with US samples. Expand
Does body satisfaction differ between gay men and lesbian women and heterosexual men and women? A meta-analytic review.
TLDR
In an attempt to identify variables that may be responsible for the observed heterogeneity, the following categorical factors were assessed: the measures used to evaluate body satisfaction, date of study (1980s versus 1990s+), publication status (published or unpublished), and body weight. Expand
The role of the media in body image concerns among women: a meta-analysis of experimental and correlational studies.
TLDR
The findings support the notion that exposure to media images depicting the thin-ideal body is related to body image concerns for women. Expand
Women and body dissatisfaction: Does sexual orientation make a difference?
TLDR
It is suggested that being a member of a society that highly values a thin, curvaceous, relatively large-breasted body puts women, regardless of sexual orientation, at risk for body dissatisfaction. Expand
The Influence of Sociocultural Factors on Body Image: A Meta‐Analysis
Various factors have been implicated in the development of body image dissatisfaction. Especially important are three constructs: awareness of a thin ideal, internalization of a thin ideal, andExpand
Sense of Belonging to Layers of Lesbian Community Weakens the Link Between Body Image Dissatisfaction and Depressive Symptoms
There is evidence to suggest that body image dissatisfaction and depressive symptoms are related among lesbians and that the strength of this relationship may be influenced by individuals’ sense ofExpand
Refinement of the tripartite influence model for men: dual body image pathways to body change behaviors.
  • T. Tylka
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Body image
  • 2011
TLDR
This study refined the tripartite influence model by including dual body image pathways to engagement in muscularity enhancement behaviors and disordered eating behaviors, respectively, and added dating partners as a source of social influence. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...