Title: Sexualization of adolescent boys: Media exposure and boys’ internalization of appearance ideals, self-objectification and body surveillance
Authors: Vandenbosch, Laura ×
Eggermont, Steven #
Issue Date: 2013
Series Title: Men and Masculinities vol:16 issue:3 pages:283-306
Abstract: This study (N = 911) investigated how exposure to sexualizing primetime television programs, music television, men’s magazines, and pornographic websites was related to the internalization of appearance ideals, self-objectification and body surveillance among adolescent boys. A structural equation model showed direct relationships between exposure to sexualizing television and pornographic websites, and the internalization of appearance ideals. Indirect relationships between these types of sexualizing media, and self-objectification and body surveillance through the internalization of appearance ideals were also reported. A direct relationship with self-objectification was only found for sexualizing pornographic websites. Discussion warns attention for adolescent boys at risk of sexualization
ISSN: 1097-184X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Leuven School for Mass Communication Research
Formerly "Subfaculteit Antwerpen/Taal & Communicatie - TM A"
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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