ERIC Number: EJ587554
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Television Images and Adolescent Girls' Body Image Disturbance.
Botta, Renee A.
Journal of Communication, v49 n2 p22-41 Spr 1999
Contributes to scholarship on the effects of media images on adolescents, using social-comparison theory and critical-viewing theory. Finds that media do have an impact on body-image disturbance. Suggests that body-image processing is the key to understanding how television images affect adolescent girls' body-image attitudes and behaviors. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Social Comparison Theory