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dc.contributor.authorRuckel, Lindsay M.
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-04T20:53:36Z
dc.date.available2013-02-04T20:53:36Z
dc.date.issued2013-02-04
dc.identifier.otherBF697.5.B63 R83 2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/58453
dc.description.abstractGrowing attention has been paid to examining people’s self-presentation on Social Networking Sites (SNSs). To date, one study has explored the extent to which women present themselves in a sexualized way in their profile photographs on SNSs. SNSs provide a unique opportunity for self-sexualization, or the presentation of one’s body in a sexually objectifying way for others’ evaluation. The current study tested the relationship between women’s self-objectification and their self-sexualization in their Facebook profile photographs. This work also investigated how self-sexualization relates to body image satisfaction, internalization of the “thin ideal”, and how contingent self-worth is on appearance. Facebook profile photographs of 100 women, ranging from 18-49 years old were coded for self-sexualization. Results suggested that women who reported higher levels of self-objectification and who identified more strongly with the appearance-contingency of self-worth were more likely to self-sexualize in their Facebook profile photographs. However, no relationship was found between self-sexualization and internalization of the “thin ideal” or body image satisfaction. Potential implications and directions for future research are explored.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectBody image in womenen_US
dc.subjectOnline social networks Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subjectSelf-perception in womenen_US
dc.subjectWomen sexual behavioren_US
dc.subjectFacebook (Firm) Social aspectsen_US
dc.subjectObjectificationen_US
dc.titleLook @ me 2.0: self-sexualization in Facebook photographs, self-objectification, and body imageen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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