Facebook, "Friend or Enemy?": Examining the relationship between Facebook use and body image
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
T. Makana Chock
Body image, Social media
This study examined the correlations between Facebook usage and body image concerns. The focus of this study was to investigate whether Facebook usage, particularly the use of Facebook profiles would predict negative body image consequences, including body shame and desire for the ideal body (drive for thinness, drive for muscularity). Overall, results showed that Facebook usage (the Intensity of Facebook use, Facebook use for profile maintenance, Facebook use for social grooming) was correlated with higher levels of self-objectification and appearance comparison, greater body shame and drive for thinness, but not with the drive for muscularity. Also, the intervening roles of self-objectification and appearance comparison were found in this mechanism.
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Kim, Ji Won, "Facebook, "Friend or Enemy?": Examining the relationship between Facebook use and body image" (2013). Theses - ALL. 13.