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Dogan, Ozcan; Bayhan, Pinar; Yukselen, Arzu; Isitan, Sonnur – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study was planned in order to analyze adolescent body image by age and gender, evaluate the relationship between adolescent body image and socio-cultural factors, and determine the extent to which variables such as age, gender, and Body Mass Index (BMI) can serve as predictors of the influential habits and strategies needed to achieve a…
Descriptors: Human Body, Self Concept, Body Composition, Age Differences
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Rodgers, Rachel F.; McLean, Siân A.; Paxton, Susan J. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Sociocultural theory of body dissatisfaction posits that internalization of the media ideal and appearance comparison are predictors of body dissatisfaction, a key risk factor for eating disorders. However, no data exist regarding the longitudinal relationships between these variables. The aim of this study was to explore longitudinal…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Mass Media Effects, Longitudinal Studies, Grade 7
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Tiggemann, Marika; Slater, Amy – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between media exposure and body image concerns in preteenage girls, with a particular focus on the Internet. A sample of 189 girls (aged 10-12 years) completed questionnaire measures of media consumption and body image concerns. Nearly all girls (97.5%) had access to the Internet in their home.…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Females, Profiles, Social Networks
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Nielson, Hailey E.; Reel, Justine J.; Galli, Nick A.; Crookston, Benjamin T.; Miyairi, Maya – Health Educator, 2013
Background and Aims: The purpose of this project was to examine body dissatisfaction and the degree of acculturation to Western media body ideals among Japanese adolescents. Furthermore, sex differences in body esteem were examined between male and female participants. Methods: Male and female participants (N=158) aged 15 to 18 years in Okinawa,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Human Body, Body Composition, Foreign Countries
Stanley, Chrystal Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Negative body image is pervasive among traditional, college-age women and takes a heavy toll on women's economic, personal, and political lives. Previous research has indicated that a large percentage of women hold negative views of their body. Women embarking on higher education are not exempt from these negative views. Conversely, college…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Females, College Students, Qualitative Research
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Patton, Sarah C.; Beaujean, A. Alexander; Benedict, Helen E. – Developmental Psychology, 2014
The developmental trajectory of body image dissatisfaction is unclear. Researchers have investigated sociocultural and developmental risk factors; however, the literature needs an integrative etiological model. In 2009, Cheng and Mallinckrodt proposed a dual mediation model, positing that poor-quality parental bonds, via the mechanisms of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Body Composition, Anxiety, Friendship
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Daniels, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
In contrast to the large body of research examining the negative effects of idealized media images on girls' and women's body image, little research has investigated whether media images can positively impact body concept among females. Using a between-participants experimental design, this study examined how images of performance athletes,…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Research Design, Females, Athletes
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Wrench, Alison; Garrett, Robyne – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
Sports media are significant to the construction and representation of sports cultures and sporting bodies. They function as public pedagogies that frame knowledge and learning negotiated within and beyond physical education (PE) lessons. In this capacity public pedagogies of sports media inform young people's understandings of themselves and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Athletes, Physical Education
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Brown, Jane D.; Bobkowski, Piotr S. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2011
The past decade's research on the use and effects of older (television, music, movies, magazines) and newer media (the Internet, cell phones, social networking) on adolescents' health and well-being is reviewed. A portrait of patterns of use of the media is provided and then the predictors and effects of those patterns on adolescents' mental…
Descriptors: Obesity, Aggression, Self Concept, Adolescents
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Rodgers, Rachel F.; Damiano, Stephanie R.; Wertheim, Eleanor H.; Paxton, Susan J. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Media exposure among young children has been suggested to influence self-concept and the adoption of social stereotypes regarding body weight, as well as being associated with increased weight. The aim of this study was to examine the role of TV/DVD viewing in the development of positive stereotypes toward thinness, self-esteem and body mass index…
Descriptors: Mass Media Effects, Young Children, Females, Body Composition
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Tiggemann, Marika; Polivy, Janet – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2010
The present study aimed to investigate the role of social comparison processing in women's responses to thin idealized images. In particular, it was predicted that comparison with the images on the basis of appearance would lead to more negative outcomes than comparison on the basis of intelligence. A sample of 114 women viewed fashion magazine…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Females, Self Concept, Psychological Patterns
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Tsai, Chiung-Tzu Lucetta – Sport, Education and Society, 2009
This study has attempted to explore media influences on social and cultural change, in particular the impact of the media on individuals and groups' practice of exercise. It suggests that the media has been in some way successful in gaining male support and has eliminated some gender hostilities, resulting in a little change to the status quo of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Womens Athletics, Participation
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Hammer, Tonya R. – Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 2009
Myths, stereotypes, and controlling images are embedded in the cultural textbook of cinema. Women are disempowered and marginalized by these images, and it is important to explore the existence and prevalence of these images in order to examine their effects on women's development. A review of the literature concerning controlling images and the…
Descriptors: Females, Self Concept, Literature Reviews, Sex Stereotypes
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Slevec, Julie; Tiggemann, Marika – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2010
Our study investigated factors that influence attitudes toward cosmetic surgery in middle-aged women. A sample of 108 women, aged between 35 and 55 years, completed questionnaire measures of body dissatisfaction, appearance investment, aging anxiety, media exposure (television and magazine), and attitudes toward cosmetic surgery (delineated in…
Descriptors: Females, Self Concept, Surgery, Older Adults
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Malachowski, Colleen C.; Myers, Scott A. – Communication Teacher, 2013
According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA, 2005), 10 million women and one million men struggle with eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia. Disordered eating is most common in adolescent girls ages 15-19 and is prevalent in a diverse range of populations (NEDA, 2005). For example, African-American girls aged 11-14…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Adolescents, Self Concept, Body Composition
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