Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Effectiveness of Warning Labels on Fashion Advertisements in Combating Body Dissatisfaction Among Women of Color
by Carollo, Olivia L., Psy.D., Roosevelt University, 2015, 106; 3687622
Abstract (Summary)

Media outlets perpetuate an ultra-thin feminine ideal which has been linked to body dissatisfaction among women (Lew, Mann, Myers, Taylor, & Bower, 2007). The present study focused on the inclusion of warning labels, similar to those in cigarette ads, on advertisements. Previous research indicates that these labels might have a protective factor for women's body satisfaction, but results are inconsistent (Slater, Tiggemann, Firth, & Hawkins, 2012; Tiggemann, Slater, Bury, Hawkins, & Firth, 2013). The purpose of this study was to resolve inconsistencies from past research and extend the findings to Women of Color (WOC). Participants of this study included 161 female college students at a Midwestern university. Results indicated that warning labels may serve to decrease body dissatisfaction within both White Women and WOC. Implications for practice were also discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Coleman, Jill
Commitee: Dygdon, Judith A., Torres-Harding, Susan
School: Roosevelt University
Department: Clinical Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-B 76/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Social psychology, Womens studies, Clinical psychology, Personality psychology
Keywords: Body dissatisfaction, Media, Photoshop, Prevention, Whitewashing, Women of color
Publication Number: 3687622
ISBN: 978-1-321-65283-3
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