Mass Media and Self-Esteem, Body Image, and Eating Disorder Tendencies

@article{Kim2007MassMA,
  title={Mass Media and Self-Esteem, Body Image, and Eating Disorder Tendencies},
  author={J. Kim and S. J. Lennon},
  journal={Clothing and Textiles Research Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={25},
  pages={23 - 3}
}
This study examines whether the level of exposure to mass media is related to self-esteem, body image, and eating disorder tendencies in a nonexperimental setting based on Festinger's social comparison theory. A convenience sample of 114 female college students participated in this study. Significant positive relationships between exposure to fashion or beauty magazines and (a) overall appearance dissatisfaction and (b) eating disorder tendencies were found. No relationship resulted from… Expand
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