Vizuális médiahatások és a testi elégedettség kapcsolata

Pukánszky, Judit: Vizuális médiahatások és a testi elégedettség kapcsolata. In: Acta Sana, (7) 1. pp. 24-28. (2012)

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Problem : Mass media is the essential source of distributing the cultural expectations about body appearance. In western societies the emphasized and idealized lean and skinny female bodies are hardly attainable for the majority of population. Percieving the difference between the actual and the idealized bodies can cause serious dissatisfaction, frustration or anxiety about the physical appearance. Nowadays women’s bodies appearing in movies and television are drastically thinner like thirty years ago, and dieting is a popular and recurrent issue of different television programmes and articles of female magazines. Aim: The aim of this presentation is to reveal the relationship between the percieved media images and the effect of body dissatisfaction. Relevant studies show great direct effect of skinny images on body dissatisfaction and percieved anxiety. Results: Repeated presentation of thin images are associated with the internalization of the thin ideal. Some personal characteristics such as overweight, body dissatisfaction, frequent self-monitoring or the neccesity to compare the physical appearance to the others, are associated with the vulnerability of body dissatisfaction as a result of viewing thin media images. Conclusion: Many researchers emphasize the association of thin media images with body dissatisfaction, body image disturbances and eating disorders. Body image and psychological well-being shows close connection, as body image shows great effect on self-evaluation and behaviour. In some serious conditions body image disturbances are associated with eating disorders, depression, social phobia, or other self-harm behaviours.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta Sana
Date: 2012
Volume: 7
Number: 1
ISSN: 2060-3142
Page Range: pp. 24-28
Language: magyar
Uncontrolled Keywords: Társadalomtudomány, Kommunikáció- és médiatudomány
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 27-28.; Összefoglalás; The relationship between media images and body dissatisfaction
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 09:56
Last Modified: 2018. Jun. 04. 11:04

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