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Author: Groesz, Lisa M.; Levine, Michael P.; Murnen, Sarah K.
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CMCH Synopsis: The authors reviewed the results of 25 research studies on how thin females in the media effect how real women feel about their own bodies. The analysis revealed that most articles found a distinct connection between seeing thin females in the media and feeling dissatisfied with one's own body. This effect was even more pronounced when participants viewed only a few images versus many images. Adolescent females were significantly more likely to be affected by media images than older women were. Center on Media and Child Health
Year: 2002
Article Title: The effect of experimental presentation of thin media images on body satisfaction: A meta-analytic review
Journal: International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume: 31
Issue: 31
Pages: 1-16
ISSN: 0276-3478
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Publication Type: Journal Article
Age Group: Adolescence (13-17 yrs), Adulthood (18 yrs & older), Childhood (birth-12 yrs), School Age (6-12 yrs), Young Adulthood (18-29 yrs)
Keywords: Adolescents
Age Differences
Body Dissatisfaction
Body Image
Eating Disorders
Fashion Models
Physical Appearance
Print Media
Self Perception
Social Comparison
Social Factors
Thin Ideal



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