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dc.contributor.authorPladoCostante, MaryMargaret
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-20T18:07:44Z
dc.date.available2015-10-20T18:07:44Z
dc.date.issued2013-05-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/65831
dc.description.abstractThis project looked at the effects Facebook images have on women’s self-esteem and body image. Previous studies have shown how women are negatively effected by the images they are presented with in the media by way of magazines and television. Therefore, with this study my goal was to see if the same was held true through social media such as Facebook. For this project I analyzed Elle, Glamour and Vogue’s Facebook pages. In particular I analyzed 40 images of women on each of their Facebook pages. From there I wanted to find if the number of likes the images received were related to how sexualized the women were in each of the images. Through this study I found that highly sexualized images do receive more likes than images that were less sexualized. This conclusion supported by hypothesis. In addition, the following study shows how marketing and advertising has not changed as technology has advanced. Even through social media, women are constantly being exposed to images that can have a negative impact on them in a variety of ways.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDr. Steven Schneider, Advisor ; Dr. Kathryn Stam, Second Readeren_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectFacebooken_US
dc.subjectWomen’s Self-Esteemen_US
dc.subjectBody Imageen_US
dc.subjectsexualized imagesen_US
dc.subjectmarketingen_US
dc.subjectadvertisingen_US
dc.subjectsocial media and womenen_US
dc.titleThe Effects of Facebook Images on Women’s Self-Esteem and Body Imageen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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