Title

Media Ideals and Male Body Esteem

Date

5-28-2015 9:00 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 11:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Chehalis Strapp

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

It is hypothesized that the results of a second body esteem questionnaire will be noticeably lower than those of the first after a male participant views images containing media ideal males. This is a within-subject design with 20 participants, all male (Mage=21.5, SD=1.68). Participants first completed a body esteem questionnaire. After being exposed to 5 media images of the “ideal” male, participants once again filled out the same body esteem questionnaire. Images depicted males with large upper bodies, thin waists and muscular arms. As predicted the scores were on average lower after viewing the images than before viewing the images.

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May 28th, 9:00 AM May 28th, 11:00 AM

Media Ideals and Male Body Esteem

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

It is hypothesized that the results of a second body esteem questionnaire will be noticeably lower than those of the first after a male participant views images containing media ideal males. This is a within-subject design with 20 participants, all male (Mage=21.5, SD=1.68). Participants first completed a body esteem questionnaire. After being exposed to 5 media images of the “ideal” male, participants once again filled out the same body esteem questionnaire. Images depicted males with large upper bodies, thin waists and muscular arms. As predicted the scores were on average lower after viewing the images than before viewing the images.