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Author: Tiggemann, Marika; Slater, Amy
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CMCH Synopsis: This study analyzed women in music videos and the effect it had on young women's mood and body image. Participants were shown 7 music videos either emphasizing female thinness and attractiveness or showing ordinary-looking people and scenic shots. Participants them completed surveys specifying mood and body satisfaction. Researchers found that even a limited exposure to thin and attractive women in videos had a negative effect on the women's body image. Center on Media and Child Health
Year: 2004
Article Title: Thin ideals in music television: A source of social comparison and body dissatisfaction
Journal: International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume: 35
Issue: 1
Pages: 48-58
ISSN: 0276-3478
Source of Funding: Australian Research Council
Study Design: Experimental Study
Publication Type: Journal Article
Age Group: Adulthood (18 yrs & older), Young Adulthood (18-29 yrs)
Keywords: Body Image
Emotional Response
Entertainment Industry
Fashion Models
Gender Roles
Gender Roles (Media Content)
Music Videos
Physical Appearance
Self Esteem
Self Perception
Sexual Attitudes
Social Comparison
Thin Ideal
Thin Ideal (Media Content)



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