Title: Sexualizing reality television: Associations with trait and state self-objectification
Authors: Vandenbosch, Laura
Muise, Amy
Eggermont, Steven # ×
Impett, Emily #
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Series Title: Body Image vol:13 pages:62-66
Abstract: In Study 1, an online survey of 495 undergraduate women, we demonstrated that watching sexualizing reality television was associated with higher levels of trait self-objectification. In Study 2, an online daily experience study of 94 undergraduate women, we extended the results from Study 1 by focusing on state self-objectification and showed that changes in daily exposure to sexualizing reality television correspond to fluctuations in the importance participants attached to appearance, but were unrelated to the importance attached to body-competence. The results of these two studies with multiple methods provide support for the influence of exposure to sexualizing reality television to the development of an objectified self-concept but also underline differences in how exposure to sexualizing reality television relates to trait and state self-objectification.
ISSN: 1740-1445
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Leuven School for Mass Communication Research
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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