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Author: Botta, Renee A.
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CMCH Synopsis: 400 high school and college students answered a survey about magazines and body image. Researchers found that the students who read fashion, sports, health and fitness magazines felt worse about their own bodies and had higher levels of disordered eating than those who didn't read those magazines. This was true for both genders. Center on Media and Child Health
Year: 2003
Article Title: For your health? The relationship between magazine reading and adolescents' body image and eating disturbances
Journal: Sex Roles
Volume: 48
Issue: 48
Pages: 389-399
ISSN: 0360-0025
Source of Funding: Funding Source Not Stated in Paper
Study Design: Correlational Study
Publication Type: Journal Article
Age Group: Adolescence (13-17 yrs), Adulthood (18 yrs & older), Young Adulthood (18-29 yrs)
Keywords: Adolescents
Body Dissatisfaction
Body Image
College and University Students
Eating Behavior
Fashion Models
Gender Differences
High School Students
Media Literacy
Peer Group
Print Media
Self Esteem
Self Perception
Sports (Media Content)
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