Media and It's Affect on Self Esteem

Coinciding with the data collected in the Thomsen(2002) study, Turner, Hamilton, Jacobs, Angood and Dwyer (1997) discovered thatexposure to fashion magazines was related to women’s greater preoccupation withbeing thin, dissatisfaction with their bodies, frustration about weight, andfear about deviating from the thin standard. Once again, our data did not findthese statements to be true, at least among the majority of our samplepopulation. Many of the college-age women acknowledged that they would like tolook like female magazine models, but they did not feel the models had a directimpression on their own body image and self-esteem.

The average model is 110 pounds and a size 2.

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The average woman is 130 pounds and a size 7.

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The first method used to collect data was a surveyadministered to forty college-age women around the UW-Madison campus. Thesurvey focused on body image, self-esteem and thoughts about magazines. Thesecond method used was an observation, consisting of four groups of twocollege-age women who were asked todiscuss their feelings and attitudes toward a fashion/beauty magazine and ahealth/fitness magazine. The third method conducted was in-depth interviews offour college-age women using extensive questions to gain additional informationon whether college-age women are affected by the magazine industry’s culture ofthinness. The fourth method was an experiment using twelve college-age womenwho were divided into three separate groups with each group being assigned oneof three magazines: a health/fitness magazine, a beauty/fashion magazine or anews magazine. After reading the magazines, the women were given a survey verysimilar to the one used in method one. The four methods combined allowed us toaddress our hypothesis that college-age women have negative body images andself-esteem due to the culture of thinness which the magazine industry portraysto women. Several examples of prior research on this topic provided additionalcontext for study.

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One last idea, which could be used for futureresearch comes from the previous study done by Cusumano and Thompson, is usingthe body and breast variables. Many women may feel comfortable with their bodybut not with their breasts and vice versa. Our research team thought that by usingthese two variables in the same study, some interesting information could befound. Overall, future research could be conducted using several differenttechniques, such as, size of sample, race, age, and the use of differentlydesigned methods and variables.

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Our study shows a clearcorrelation between the frequency of negative thoughts and how often therespondent felt that she would be more attractive if she looked more like afemale model. The more often the respondent had negative thoughts about herbody, the more often she felt like she would be more attractive if she lookedmore like a model. The same correlation was true for the frequency of negativethoughts and the frequency of exercising in order to look more like models. Thesame correlation was also true for the frequency of negative thoughts and thefrequency of magazines causing negative feelings about one’s body. These correlationsshow that the effect of magazines on the respondents was dependent upon bodyimage in general. (See Table Five)

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However Hollywood may resist The Truth About Nursing's contention that its powerful misportrayal harms nursing, it shows little doubt about its real world influence when it can claim a positive effect. Indeed, many leading Hollywood figures are intensely proud of their commitment to improving health through entertainment. In presenting a former "ER" executive producer (and physician) with a public service in December 2003, the Writers Guild of America lauded him for "creating a culture of medical accuracy and groundbreaking realism that revolutionized the primetime landscape," and asserted that his "passion for medical accuracy has paid dividends to the American public, as a recent Harvard study revealed most Americans learn more about health-related problems from series television like ["Law and Order: Special Victims Unit"] than from their own doctors."(, 2003) (This physician, in addition to executive producing "SVU," is co-chair of Hollywood, Health & Society, and he teaches health communications at USC. (Id.))