The role of the media in body image concerns among women: a meta-analysis of experimental and correlational studies.

@article{Grabe2008TheRO,
  title={The role of the media in body image concerns among women: a meta-analysis of experimental and correlational studies.},
  author={Shelly Grabe and L. Monique Ward and Janet Shibley Hyde},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2008},
  volume={134 3},
  pages={
          460-76
        }
}
Research suggests that exposure to mass media depicting the thin-ideal body may be linked to body image disturbance in women. This meta-analysis examined experimental and correlational studies testing the links between media exposure to women's body dissatisfaction, internalization of the thin ideal, and eating behaviors and beliefs with a sample of 77 studies that yielded 141 effect sizes. The mean effect sizes were small to moderate (ds = -.28, -.39, and -.30, respectively). Effects for some… 

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