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dc.contributor.authorTiggemann, Marika
dc.contributor.authorSlater, Amy Elise
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-07T04:37:16Z
dc.date.available2015-07-07T04:37:16Z
dc.date.issued2013-09-05
dc.identifier.citationTiggemann, M. and Slater, A.E., 2014. NetTweens: The Internet and body image concerns in preteenage girls. Journal of Early Adolescence, 34(5), 606-620.en
dc.identifier.issn1552-5449
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/35436
dc.descriptionAuthor version made available in accordance with the publisher's policy.en
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the study was to examine the relationship between media exposure and body image concerns in preteenage girls, with a particular focus on the Internet. A sample of 189 girls (aged 10-12 years) completed questionnaire measures of media consumption and body image concerns. Nearly all girls (97.5%) had access to the Internet in their home. Time spent on-line was significantly related to internalization of the thin ideal (as was time reading magazines and watching television), body surveillance, reduced body esteem, and increased dieting. In accord with the sociocultural model, internalization mediated the effect of the Internet on body image concerns. Further, 14% of the girls had a MySpace profile and 43% had a Facebook profile. Time spent on these social networking sites produced stronger correlations with body image concern than did overall Internet exposure. It was concluded that the Internet represents a potent sociocultural force among preteenage girls.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralian Research Council (ARC). This research was funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant (No: DP0986623) awarded to Marika Tiggemann.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0986623en
dc.rightshttp://www.sagepub.com/authors/journal/permissions.spen
dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectAdolescenceen
dc.subjectBody imageen
dc.subjectInterneten
dc.titleNetTweens: The Internet and body image concerns in preteenage girlsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.relation.grantnumberARC/DP0986623
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/0272431613501083en
dc.rights.holder© The Author(s) 2013en
dc.rights.licenseIn Copyright
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupTiggemann, Marika: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9729-5543en_US


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