The Resource Bumping up the body : examining the impact of celebrity gossip magazines on body image during pregnancy

Bumping up the body : examining the impact of celebrity gossip magazines on body image during pregnancy

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Bumping up the body : examining the impact of celebrity gossip magazines on body image during pregnancy
Title
Bumping up the body
Title remainder
examining the impact of celebrity gossip magazines on body image during pregnancy
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Language
eng
Summary
The present analysis examined the impact of celebrity gossip magazine coverage on pregnant women through both quantitative and qualitative methods. Study 1 employed both objectification theory (Fredrickson & Roberts, 1997) and social comparison theory (Festinger, 1954) in an experimental design. Results showed that exposure to full-body sexually objectified images and text concerning pregnant celebrities resulted in more social comparison than nonobjectifying images and text. However, exposure to non-objectifying headshot-only images and accompanying text concerning celebrities resulted in significantly more self-objectification than exposure to control images of baby products. Study 2 employed the articulation model of meaning (Hall, 1986) in small group discussions in which participants indicated that they recognize how celebrity gossip magazines sexually objectify pregnant celebrities. Participants largely criticized this sexual objectification while simultaneously describing their own objectification of pregnant celebrities featured in these magazines. Although they did not feel as if they were negatively affected by this sexual objectification in the long term, participants indicated that younger pregnant women most likely are. The results of both studies are interpreted in light of objectification theory, social comparison theory, and the articulation model of meaning
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MUU
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1979-
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Hopper, Kathleen Megan
Degree
Ph. D.
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Thesis
Dissertation year
2010.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia,
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Body image in women
  • Body schema
  • Gossip
  • Celebrities
  • Pregnant women
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Bumping up the body : examining the impact of celebrity gossip magazines on body image during pregnancy
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Publication
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Advisor: Jennifer Stevens Aubrey
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
872561727
Extent
1online resource (ix, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872561727
Label
Bumping up the body : examining the impact of celebrity gossip magazines on body image during pregnancy
Publication
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Note
Advisor: Jennifer Stevens Aubrey
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
872561727
Extent
1online resource (ix, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872561727

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