ERIC Number: EJ614520
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
The Body Electric: Thin-Ideal Media and Eating Disorders in Adolescents.
Journal of Communication, v50 n3 p119-43 Sum 2000
Finds that exposure to fat-character television, thin-ideal magazines, and sports magazines predicted eating-disorder symptomatology for adolescent females, especially older ones; exposure to fat-character television also predicted body dissatisfaction for younger males; and that relationships remain significant when selective exposure based on interest in body-improvement content was controlled. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special Issue: Negotiating Lifestyle Options in Later Life.