Effect of exposure to thinness ideals in social networks on self-esteem and anxiety

Rodríguez-Suárez, Blanca, Caperos, José Manuel y Martínez-Huertas, José Ángel . (2022) Effect of exposure to thinness ideals in social networks on self-esteem and anxiety. Psicología conductual = behavioral psychology Revista internacional de psicología clínica y de la salud

Ficheros (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your e-spacio credentials)
Nombre Descripción Tipo MIME Size
Martinez-Huertas_JA_Efectoexpos.pdf Martinez-Huertas_JA_Efectoexpos.pdf application/pdf 321.42KB

Título Effect of exposure to thinness ideals in social networks on self-esteem and anxiety
Autor(es) Rodríguez-Suárez, Blanca
Caperos, José Manuel
Martínez-Huertas, José Ángel
Materia(s) Psicología
Abstract Social networks use is related to the occurrence of eating disorders (ED). In this study, we experimentally evaluated the effect of exposure to social networks and stereotypical images of the thinness ideal on ED symptomatology and analyzed the mediator role of anxiety in this process. A sample of 321 young adults of both sexes (166 females) were randomly assigned to two experimental conditions: high and low exposure to the thin ideal. Our results indicate a decrease in self-esteem in the group exposed to the thin images and an increase in anxiety. We found the effect of the images on self-esteem is completely mediated by the increase in anxiety. No changes in body satisfaction or drive for thinness were found. Our study shows how brief exposure to images and profiles representative of the thin ideal seems to influence participants' self-esteem. These results show the need to raise awareness of the possible consequences of social media, as well as to promote a healthy use of social networks.
Palabras clave social media
self-esteem
anxiety
eating disorders
experiment
Editor(es) Fundación VECA para el Avance de la Psicología Clínica Conductual
Fecha 2022
Formato application/pdf
Identificador bibliuned:DptoMCC-FPSI-Articulos-Jamartinez-0012
http://e-spacio.uned.es/fez/view/bibliuned:DptoMCC-FPSI-Articulos-Jamartinez-0012
DOI - identifier https://doi.org/10.51668/bp.8322305n
ISSN - identifier 1132-9483
Nombre de la revista Psicología conductual = behavioral psychology Revista internacional de psicología clínica y de la salud
Número de Volumen 20
Número de Issue 3
Página inicial 677
Página final 691
Publicado en la Revista Psicología conductual = behavioral psychology Revista internacional de psicología clínica y de la salud
Idioma eng
Versión de la publicación acceptedVersion
Tipo de recurso Article
Derechos de acceso y licencia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Tipo de acceso Acceso abierto
Notas adicionales La versión registrada de este artículo, publicado por primera vez en Psicología conductual = behavioral psychology Revista internacional de psicología clínica y de la salud (2022) 20-3, p. 677-691, está disponible en línea en el sitio web del editor: Fundación VECA para el Avance de la Psicología Clínica Conductual; https://doi.org/10.51668/bp.8322305n
Notas adicionales The registered version of this article, first published in Behavioral Psychology = behavioral psychology International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology (2022) 20-3, p. 677-691, is available online at the publisher's website: VECA Foundation for the Advancement of Clinical Behavioral Psychology; https://doi.org/10.51668/bp.8322305n

 
Versiones
Versión Tipo de filtro
Contador de citas: Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Estadísticas de acceso: 45 Visitas, 8 Descargas  -  Estadísticas en detalle
Creado: Thu, 29 Feb 2024, 22:56:56 CET