NetGirls: The Internet, Facebook and body image concern in adolescent girls

dc.contributor.author Tiggemann, Marika
dc.contributor.author Slater, Amy Elise
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-07T05:31:25Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-07T05:31:25Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05-25
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dc.description.abstract Objective: The primary aim of the study was to examine the relationship between Internet exposure and body image concern in adolescent girls, with a particular focus on the social networking site of Facebook. Method: A sample of 1,087 girls in the first two years (Years 8 and 9) of high school (aged 13–15 years) completed questionnaire measures of Internet consumption and body image concerns. Results: The overwhelming majority of girls (95.9%) had access to the Internet in their home. Time spent on the Internet was significantly related to internalization of the thin ideal, body surveillance, and drive for thinness. Further, 75% of the girls had a Facebook profile, and spent an average of 1.5 hours there daily. Facebook users scored significantly more highly on all body image concern measures than non-users. Discussion: It was concluded that the Internet represents a potent socio-cultural medium of relevance to the body image of adolescent girls. en
dc.description.sponsorship (ARC) Australian Research Council Discovery Project. Grant Number: DP0986623 en
dc.identifier.citation Tiggemann, M. and Slater, A.E., 2013. NetGirls: The Internet, Facebook and body image concern in adolescent girls. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 46(6), 630-633. en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22141 en
dc.identifier.issn 1098-108X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/35437
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Wiley en
dc.relation http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0986623 en
dc.relation.grantnumber ARC/DP0986623
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dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Adolescence en
dc.subject Body image en
dc.subject Internet en
dc.subject Social media en
dc.title NetGirls: The Internet, Facebook and body image concern in adolescent girls en
dc.type Article en
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookup Tiggemann, Marika: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9729-5543 en_US
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