Idealized media images and adolescent body image: "comparing" boys and girls.

  title={Idealized media images and adolescent body image: "comparing" boys and girls.},
  author={Duane A Hargreaves and Marika Tiggemann},
  journal={Body image},
  volume={1 4},
Sociocultural theories of body image suggest that body dissatisfaction results from unrealistic societal beauty ideals, and one way of transmitting these ideals is through the mass media. The present research aimed to examine the effect of exposure to images of idealized beauty in the media on adolescent girls' and boys' body image. The participants (595 adolescents) viewed television commercials containing either images of the thin ideal for women, images of the muscular ideal for men, or non… CONTINUE READING

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