Instagram Use and Self-Objectification: The Roles of Internalization, Comparison, Appearance Commentary, and Feminism

  title={Instagram Use and Self-Objectification: The Roles of Internalization, Comparison, Appearance Commentary, and Feminism},
  author={Chandra E. Feltman and Dawn M. Szymanski},
  journal={Sex Roles},
The current study examined potential mediators (i.e., internalization of cultural standards of beauty, engaging in upward and downward appearance comparison, and receiving positive and negative appearance-related commentary), moderators (i.e., feminist beliefs), and moderated mediation of the links between Instagram (an electronic way to share visual images) use and self-objectification and body surveillance among 492 undergraduate women from the Southeast United States. Results revealed that… 
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