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Title: Sexually objectifying media exposure and girls’ internalization of beauty ideals, self-objectification and body surveillance
Authors: Vandenbosch, Laura
Eggermont, Steven #
Issue Date: May-2012
Conference: International Communication Association location:Phoenix, USA date:24-28 May 2012
Abstract: This study (n= 558; Mean age= 15.6, SD=1.49) investigated how exposure to sexually
objectifying music television, primetime television programs, fashion magazines and social
networking sites is related to the internalization of beauty ideals, self-objectification and body
surveillance among adolescent girls. Structural equation models for each type of sexually
objectifying media showed direct relationships between sexually objectifying media and the
internalization of beauty ideals and indirect relationships between sexually objectifying media
and self-objectification and body surveillance through the internalization of beauty ideals. The
direct relationships between sexually objectifying media and self-objectification and between
sexually objectifying media and body surveillance differed across the types of sexually
objectifying media. The discussion focuses on the implications of these findings to explain
self-objectification among girls.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Leuven School for Mass Communication Research
Formerly "Subfaculteit Antwerpen/Taal & Communicatie - TM A"
# (joint) last author

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