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Субективен и медиен идеал за тяло и негативни емоции към тялото: предвиждания на теорията за Аз- несъответствието
Subjective and media body ideals and negative emotions towards the body: Predictions of self-discrepancy theory

Author(s): Anna Alexandrova-Karamanova
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Институт за изследване на населението и човека - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: body image; media body ideals; negative emotions; self-discrepancy theory;

Summary/Abstract: The body image literature has accentuated in recent years the considerable potential of self-discrepancy theory (Higgins, 1987) to explain the mechanisms of negative body image development and the mechanisms of media influence on body image. This paper presents results from a study with 308 adolescent girls and 299 adolescent boys. The discrepancy between perceived actual body and subjective body ideal and the discrepancy between perceived actual body and media body ideal have been analyzed, as well as the relationships between these two discrepancies and specific negative emotions towards the body according to the predictions of self-discrepancy theory (body dissatisfaction, body shame and body discomfort).

  • Issue Year: 14/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 81-90
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian