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dc.contributor.advisorStone, Sara J.
dc.contributor.authorGrose, Michelle Leigh.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Journalism.en
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-02T17:57:54Z
dc.date.available2009-06-02T17:57:54Z
dc.date.copyright2009-05
dc.date.issued2009-06-02T17:57:54Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/5322
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 73-79).en
dc.description.abstractThroughout history societies have focused on beauty and body shape. Researchers have studied the social and cultural factors that contribute to the formation of an ideal body image. Many researchers agree that western society has created a thin ideal body image. This image is communicated in the mass media. The thin ideal body image is found in beauty and fashion magazines, television programming and on Internet sites. This research sought to determine the correlation between media consumption and body dissatisfaction, as well as the motivation to change one’s body. A survey was conducted on college age women to gather information. In general, this research found moderate correlations between these factors.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Michelle Leigh Grose.en
dc.format.extentv, 79 p.en
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectBody image in women.en
dc.subjectBody image in women -- Social aspects.en
dc.subjectWomen in mass media.en
dc.subjectMass media -- Influence.en
dc.subjectWomen college students -- Attitudes.en
dc.subjectSelf-perception in women.en
dc.subjectIdentity (Psychology) and mass media.en
dc.titleIndividual body satisfaction and perception : the effect of the media's ideal body image on female college students.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentJournalism.en


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