Presentation Title

The Impact Of An Intervention On Eating Disorder Symptomology, Life And Body Satisfaction

Presenter Information

Nicole Baker

Mentor

Nashla Feres

Location

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

Abstract

The proposed study will examine the impact of a media literacy-cognitive dissonance intervention on women’s internalization of the thin ideal, eating disorder symptomology, life and body satisfaction. KSC females will be recruited and randomly assigned to one of two conditions: intervention or control. Participants in the intervention condition will watch a 30-minute media literacy video, engage in approximately a 30-minute discussion and complete a questionnaire packet, which includes the Body Image Quality of Life Inventory, Body Image States Scale, Sociocultural Attitudes towards Appearance Questionnaire and the Anorexia-Bulimia Inventory. Participants in the control condition will only be required to complete the questionnaires. It is hypothesized that participants exposed to the intervention will score significantly higher on measures of body and life satisfaction and significantly lower on eating disorder symptomology, compared with the control condition.

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The Impact Of An Intervention On Eating Disorder Symptomology, Life And Body Satisfaction

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

The proposed study will examine the impact of a media literacy-cognitive dissonance intervention on women’s internalization of the thin ideal, eating disorder symptomology, life and body satisfaction. KSC females will be recruited and randomly assigned to one of two conditions: intervention or control. Participants in the intervention condition will watch a 30-minute media literacy video, engage in approximately a 30-minute discussion and complete a questionnaire packet, which includes the Body Image Quality of Life Inventory, Body Image States Scale, Sociocultural Attitudes towards Appearance Questionnaire and the Anorexia-Bulimia Inventory. Participants in the control condition will only be required to complete the questionnaires. It is hypothesized that participants exposed to the intervention will score significantly higher on measures of body and life satisfaction and significantly lower on eating disorder symptomology, compared with the control condition.