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Kroppsuppskattning och instagrams roll i ortorexi
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Role of Body Appreciation and Instagram on Orthorexia (English)
Abstract [sv]

Kan kroppsuppskattning och instagramanvändning predicera Ortorexi? Ortorexi är ett växande fenomen som innebär maniskt hälsosamt ätande som kan påverka ens livsstil negativt. Även instagramanvändning blir allt mer populärt och används i allt högre grad av dagens unga vuxna i Sverige. Aktiv användning av social media har associerats med en sämre kroppsbild. Den här studiens syfte var att ta reda på om grad av kroppsuppskattning och instagramanvändning predicerar ortorexi. En enkätundersökning genomfördes på 228 studenter vid Örebro universitet. Resultatet visade att människor som har ett högre missnöje med sin kropp har större benägenhet att vara fixerade av att äta hälsosamt. Vi såg även att människor som använder instagram i högre utsträckning har en större fixering av att äta hälsosamt. Studiens fynd tillsammans med förslag till vidare forskning inom ortorexi diskuteras.

Abstract [en]

Could body appreciation and Instagram use predict Orthorexia? Orthorexia is a growing phenomena that means a manic degree of eating healthy that could affect one’s lifestyle negatively. Instagram usage is becoming increasingly more popular and are used more and more frequently among the younger adults in Sweden. An active use of social media has been associated with a lower appreciation to one’s body. This study aims to find out if the degree of body appreciation and Instagram usage predicts Orthorexia. A survey was conducted on 228 students at Örebro University. The results showed that people that have a higher degree of dissatisfaction to one’s body are more likely to be fixated of eating healthy. We also noticed that people that used Instagram more frequently have a higher fixation of eating healthy. The findings of the study together with suggestions for further research within orthorexia is discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 23
Keywords [en]
Orthorexia nervosa, body appreciation, instagram, exercise dependence, self esteem
Keywords [sv]
ortorexia nervosa, kroppsuppskattning, instagram, träningsberoende, självkänsla
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65555OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-65555DiVA, id: diva2:1188403
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Psykologi
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Available from: 2018-03-07 Created: 2018-03-07

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