You are here

PERCEIVED INFLUENCE OF THE PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN BEAUTY AND FASHION MAGAZINES ON BODY IMAGE

Download pdf | Full Screen View

Date Issued:
2007
Abstract/Description:
This investigation examines how women perceive that magazines influence the body image of self and others. Seventeen audio-taped in-depth interviews were conducted with college women who read beauty, fashion, and grooming magazines frequently. These interviews were transcribed, coded, and analyzed and the data developed into topics of importance. The findings indicated that informants perceived other women were influenced more by images of women in the media than they themselves were influenced. However, informants did not advocate behavior changes for others or hold pro-censorship attitudes. Other findings include favorable perceptions of magazines utilizing larger sized fashion models, negative attitudes towards advertising, and a reverse third-person effect when the 'other' is male. These findings are consistent with existing research on the third-person effect.
Title: PERCEIVED INFLUENCE OF THE PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN BEAUTY AND FASHION MAGAZINES ON BODY IMAGE .
0 views
0 downloads
Name(s): Shrader, Melissa, Author
DeLorme, Denise, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This investigation examines how women perceive that magazines influence the body image of self and others. Seventeen audio-taped in-depth interviews were conducted with college women who read beauty, fashion, and grooming magazines frequently. These interviews were transcribed, coded, and analyzed and the data developed into topics of importance. The findings indicated that informants perceived other women were influenced more by images of women in the media than they themselves were influenced. However, informants did not advocate behavior changes for others or hold pro-censorship attitudes. Other findings include favorable perceptions of magazines utilizing larger sized fashion models, negative attitudes towards advertising, and a reverse third-person effect when the 'other' is male. These findings are consistent with existing research on the third-person effect.
Identifier: CFE0001592 (IID), ucf:47159 (fedora)
Note(s): 2007-05-01
M.A.
Sciences, Nicholson School of Communication
Masters
This record was generated from author submitted information.
Subject(s): THIRD-PERSON EFFECT
BODY IMAGE
MAGAZINE
PERCEPTION
MEDIA EFFECTS
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0001592
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

In Collections