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Individual body satisfaction and perception : the effect of the media's ideal body image on female college students.

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dc.contributor.advisor Stone, Sara J.
dc.contributor.author Grose, Michelle Leigh.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Journalism. en
dc.date.copyright 2009-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5322
dc.description.abstract Throughout history societies have focused on beauty and body shape. Researchers have studied the social and cultural factors that contribute to the formation of an ideal body image. Many researchers agree that western society has created a thin ideal body image. This image is communicated in the mass media. The thin ideal body image is found in beauty and fashion magazines, television programming and on Internet sites. This research sought to determine the correlation between media consumption and body dissatisfaction, as well as the motivation to change one’s body. A survey was conducted on college age women to gather information. In general, this research found moderate correlations between these factors. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Body image in women. en
dc.subject Body image in women -- Social aspects. en
dc.subject Women in mass media. en
dc.subject Mass media -- Influence. en
dc.subject Women college students -- Attitudes. en
dc.subject Self-perception in women. en
dc.subject Identity (Psychology) and mass media. en
dc.title Individual body satisfaction and perception : the effect of the media's ideal body image on female college students. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Journalism. en


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