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Личностни особености и медийно влияние върху образа за собственото тяло
Personality characteristics and media influence on body image

Author(s): Anna Alexandrova-Karamanova, Rumyana Bozhinova
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Институт за изследване на населението и човека - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: personality characteristics; body image; subjective body ideal; media body ideal; self-esteem; perfectionism; Big Five; moderating role of personality characteristics; body change behaviours.

Summary/Abstract: The current study analyzes the role of self-esteem, perfectionism and the Big Five factors as intensifying the destructive media influence towards formation of negative body image and engagement in behaviours directed at ideal body attainment. Personality dispositions, placing certain adolescents at higher risk are discussed, as well as the relationships between the moderator function of personality characteristics and sex, pathways of media influence, the particular body image dimension and the link of specific body change behaviours with the sociocultural body ideal.

  • Issue Year: 16/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 25-36
  • Page Count: 11