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dc.contributor.authorSeekis, Veya
dc.contributor.authorBradley, Graham L
dc.contributor.authorDuffy, Amanda L
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-20T02:59:27Z
dc.date.available2020-05-20T02:59:27Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0361-6843
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0361684320920826
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/394051
dc.description.abstractIn this study, we drew on an integrated model of objectification and social comparison theories to test the associations between young women’s use of social networking sites and their body image concerns. A sample of 338 undergraduate women, aged 17–25 years, completed online questionnaire measures of engagement in three social networking site activities (browsing or following celebrity, fashion, and beauty sites, browsing or following fitspiration-related content, and placing importance on online “likes” and comments). Also assessed were upward appearance comparison, body surveillance, social appearance anxiety, and two indices of body image concerns (drive for thinness and body dissatisfaction). Structural equation modeling was used to test two competing models, both of which posited social appearance anxiety as the immediate precursor to body image concerns. In line with the integrated objectification-social comparison model, results supported a serial mediation model that comprised significant paths from two of the social networking site activities (browsing or following celebrity, fashion, and beauty sites, and placing importance on online “likes” and comments) through, in turn, upward appearance comparison, body surveillance, and social appearance anxiety, to drive for thinness and body dissatisfaction. Viewing fitspiration-related content was associated with body image concerns directly, rather than indirectly. Findings highlight objectification and appearance comparison factors as targets for future interventions regarding appearance-related social networking site use.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsychology of Women Quarterly
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth services and systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther human society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4203
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4206
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4499
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode52
dc.titleAppearance-Related Social Networking Sites and Body Image in Young Women: Testing an Objectification-Social Comparison Model
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationSeekis, V; Bradley, GL; Duffy, AL, Appearance-Related Social Networking Sites and Body Image in Young Women: Testing an Objectification-Social Comparison Model, Psychology of Women Quarterly
dc.date.updated2020-05-19T23:28:49Z
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gro.griffith.authorSeekis, Veya
gro.griffith.authorBradley, Graham L.
gro.griffith.authorDuffy, Amanda L.


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