The Effects of the Media on Body Image: A Meta-Analysis

@article{Holmstrom2004TheEO,
  title={The Effects of the Media on Body Image: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Amanda J. Holmstrom},
  journal={Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media},
  year={2004},
  volume={48},
  pages={196 - 217}
}
The media have been criticized for depicting the thin woman as ideal. Some argue these images create unrealistic expectations for young women and cause body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. This study cumulates findings of empirical studies that examine the effects of media on body image. An estimate of overall effect size, trends in the research, and the influence of moderating variables are examined and reported. Results suggest depictions of thin women may have little to no effect on… Expand
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