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Prediktorer för negativ kroppsuppfattning: - en studie av mediekonsumtion och psykologiska mekanismer
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Predictors of Negative Body Image : - a study of Media consumption and Psychological mechanisms (English)
Abstract [sv]

 

Betydelsen av mediekonsumtion innehållande ideal/utseendefokus och olika psykologiska mekanismer för kroppsuppfattning studerades genom en enkätundersökning. Urvalet bestod av 331 svenska unga kvinnor och män. För kvinnor fanns ett svagt positivt samband mellan mediekonsumtion och positiv kroppsuppfattning. BMI var en tredjevariabel alternativt en mediator i detta samband. Selektiv exponeringsteori föreslås som en förklaringsmodell för att förstå dessa resultat. Vidare var internalisering och social jämförelse viktiga mekanismer kopplade till kroppsuppfattning. Jämfört med män hade kvinnor mer negativ kroppsuppfattning, lägre självkänsla, ägnade sig mer åt social jämförelse samt var mer utseendeorienterade. Den här studien visar på komplexiteten i processer som är kopplade till kroppsuppfattning och belyser vikten av vidare forskning på området.

Abstract [en]

The importance of media consumption containing ideal/appearance focus and different psychological mechanisms to body image was examined by a survey. The sample consisted of 331 Swedish young men and women. For women, there was a weak positive correlation between media consumption and positive body image. BMI was a third variable, alternatively a mediator in this relationship. Selective exposure theory is proposed as a framework for interpreting these results. Furthermore, internalization and social comparison were important mechanisms related to body image. Compared with men, women experienced more negative body image, had lower self-esteem, more social comparison tendencies, and were more appearance-oriented. This study shows the complexity of processes connected to body image and highlights the importance of further research in this area.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
body image, predictors, psychological mechanisms, media consumption, gender differences
Keyword [sv]
kroppsuppfattning, prediktorer, psykologiska mekanismer, mediekonsumtion, könsskillnader
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-10862ISRN: ORU-JPS/PSY-AG-2010/0016--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-10862DiVA: diva2:321385
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-11-05 Created: 2010-05-31 Last updated: 2010-11-05Bibliographically approved

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