Journal article Open Access

Can time spent on social media affect thin-ideal internalisation, objectified body consciousness and exercise motivation in women?

Graff, Martin; Czarnomska, Oktawia

The primary aim of this study was to investigate the effect of exposure to social media on ideal body image, awareness of one’s body and motivation to exercise. Participants completed a measure of Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest use, after which they proceeded to complete measures of thin-ideal internalisation, exercise motivation and objectified body consciousness. One hundred female students at a UK university, aged between 18 and 52 years, completed the measures described, with age weight and height used as covariates. Multivariate analysis of covariance revealed that time spent on social media was related to levels of thin-ideal internalisation, objectified body consciousness and motivation to exercise. Exposure to social media has negative effects on female’s perceptions of their ideal beauty and their own body as well as on motivation to engage in exercise. 
 

Files (235.7 kB)
Name Size
28-39.graff.pdf
md5:ba8dc3536d31592a7d1fec5d32da5c7a
235.7 kB Download
72
43
views
downloads
All versions This version
Views 7272
Downloads 4343
Data volume 10.1 MB10.1 MB
Unique views 6161
Unique downloads 3636

Share

Cite as