Presentation Title

Body Satisfaction In College Women Following Exposure To Images Of Underweight Models

Presenter Information

Nicole Baker

Mentor

Nashla Feres

Location

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

Abstract

The current study examined the impact of three experimental conditions on women’s body satisfaction (BS), self-esteem (SE) and eating disorder symptomology (EDS). Specifically, participants were exposed to either underweight, average weight, or male models. Participants were 91 females from Keene State College and the Keene community. Participants viewed 20 images of models, completed questionnaires and had their height and weight measured. The results showed that women exposed to images of thin models had lower BS compared to the women exposed to average weight models; there were no other significant findings between groups. However, there were significant correlations between BS and EDS, BS and SE, and SE and EDS. Lastly, participants with the highest BMI discrepancies had the lowest body satisfaction scores.

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Body Satisfaction In College Women Following Exposure To Images Of Underweight Models

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

The current study examined the impact of three experimental conditions on women’s body satisfaction (BS), self-esteem (SE) and eating disorder symptomology (EDS). Specifically, participants were exposed to either underweight, average weight, or male models. Participants were 91 females from Keene State College and the Keene community. Participants viewed 20 images of models, completed questionnaires and had their height and weight measured. The results showed that women exposed to images of thin models had lower BS compared to the women exposed to average weight models; there were no other significant findings between groups. However, there were significant correlations between BS and EDS, BS and SE, and SE and EDS. Lastly, participants with the highest BMI discrepancies had the lowest body satisfaction scores.