Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Fitspirational Images, Body Image, Disordered Eating, and Compulsive Exercise
by Montayne, Amanda, M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2017, 38; 10275337
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between viewing fitspirational content and women's body image, exercise attitudes, and eating attitudes. It was hypothesized that viewing fitspirational content would lead to a reduction in body image and an increase in eating disorder-related thoughts and guilt or sadness related to exercising. One significant interaction was found, which implied that individuals who had viewed the fitspirational content had more guilt and depressive feelings related to exercise than individuals in the control group when comparing to the pre-test. None of the remaining hypotheses were supported.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pawlow, Laura
Commitee: Ro, Eunyoe, Segrist, Dan
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Body image, Disordered eating, Fitspiration, Social media
Publication Number: 10275337
ISBN: 978-1-369-83796-4
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