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Reality TV programs, internet use, and eating disorder symptoms

Show simple item record Pryslopski, Heather A. 2012-09-06T17:24:25Z 2012-09-06T17:24:25Z 2011-08
dc.description Dissertation completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Psychology degree in School Psychology at Alfred University, Alfred, NY. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study analyzed the relations of viewing reality television and pro-anorexia websites with the occurrence of disordered eating behaviors in adolescent females, while taking into account internalization of the thin-ideal and eating-related expectancies. These are newer forms of media that are in the early stages of research. Two hundred and eighty six participants were recruited from a school district in upstate New York. Results indicate that viewing pro-anorexia websites directly related to a higher degree of bulimia symptoms while viewing reality television related to maladaptive eating behaviors through development of a greater internalization of the thin-deal and eating related expectancies. These findings encourage further examination of newer forms of media as well as multifaceted prevention efforts that address these relationships. en_US
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dc.subject Reality television en_US
dc.subject Eating disorders en_US
dc.title Reality TV programs, internet use, and eating disorder symptoms en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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