Longer-term implications of responsiveness to 'thin-ideal' television: support for a cumulative hypothesis of body image disturbance

@article{Hargreaves2003LongertermIO,
  title={Longer-term implications of responsiveness to 'thin-ideal' television: support for a cumulative hypothesis of body image disturbance},
  author={D. Hargreaves and M. Tiggemann},
  journal={European Eating Disorders Review},
  year={2003},
  volume={11},
  pages={465-477}
}
  • D. Hargreaves, M. Tiggemann
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • European Eating Disorders Review
  • Brief exposure to thin-ideal media images has been shown to have a small but consistent negative impact on women and girls' body dissatisfaction. The present study aimed to examine the consequence of these small changes in body dissatisfaction for the development of body image over time. A sample of 80 adolescents (mean age = 17.2 years) completed measures of body dissatisfaction, drive for thinness, and drive for muscularity. Two years earlier they had viewed either 20 appearance-related… CONTINUE READING
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