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The pressure to be thin: The relationship between the media's portrayal of the “ideal” body and the effect that it can have on the eating habits and body satisfaction of young adults


2006 2006

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Abstract (summary)

Research has suggested a link between the media's promotion of the thin ideal-body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between the media's portrayal of the "ideal" body type and the effect that it can have on the eating habits and body satisfaction of young adults. Thirty college students participated in this study.

The results of this study indicated that regular magazine consumption has a negative impact on the eating habits of young adults and their perceptions of the media. However, there were no significant gender differences in eating habits, body satisfaction, and perceptions of the media.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Social work;
Mass media;
Behaviorial sciences
Classification
0452: Social work
0708: Mass media
0384: Behaviorial sciences
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Social sciences; Psychology
Title
The pressure to be thin: The relationship between the media's portrayal of the “ideal” body and the effect that it can have on the eating habits and body satisfaction of young adults
Author
Soto, Aurora G.
Number of pages
79
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
6080
Source
MAI 44/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542677601
Advisor
Lopez, Rebecca A.
University/institution
California State University, Long Beach
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.S.W.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1434595
ProQuest document ID
304910670
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304910670
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