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Effects of Ideal Body Images--Translatable Across Gender and Culture?

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Past research has indicated that idealized model images in the media can have negative effects on women¡¯s body esteem and self-esteem. This paper expands this line of research by introducing the theoretical concepts of social comparison, by taking the study into a different culture, rather than in the US culture where body image has special personal and social significance, by focusing also on male¡¯s response to idealized models, and by initiating research on cross-sex comparison. Data suggested Chinese male participants experienced an assimilation effect rather than a contrast effect and that place of origin and the different mentality toward body image also played a role in participants¡¯ perception. Results indicated that the detrimental effects of ideal models in the media might not replicate in other cultures where body image is less important.

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Xue, Fei., Zhou, Shuhua. and Zhou, Peiqin. "Effects of Ideal Body Images--Translatable Across Gender and Culture?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA, May 27, 2003 <Not Available>. 2009-05-26 <http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p112051_index.html>

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Xue, F. , Zhou, S. and Zhou, P. , 2003-05-27 "Effects of Ideal Body Images--Translatable Across Gender and Culture?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA Online <.PDF>. 2009-05-26 from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p112051_index.html

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Abstract: Past research has indicated that idealized model images in the media can have negative effects on women¡¯s body esteem and self-esteem. This paper expands this line of research by introducing the theoretical concepts of social comparison, by taking the study into a different culture, rather than in the US culture where body image has special personal and social significance, by focusing also on male¡¯s response to idealized models, and by initiating research on cross-sex comparison. Data suggested Chinese male participants experienced an assimilation effect rather than a contrast effect and that place of origin and the different mentality toward body image also played a role in participants¡¯ perception. Results indicated that the detrimental effects of ideal models in the media might not replicate in other cultures where body image is less important.

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ICA-5-10636 Effects of Ideal Body Images —Translatable Across Gender & Culture? Introduction Critics have long voiced concern that the marketing of body images through advertising has been a powerful force in creating the perception of the tall thin and toned ideal for women (Myers and Biocca 1992; Silverstein et al 1986). Images of attractive models in media keep telling the audience “you too can look like this” but are often interpreted as “you should look like this” (Gulas and
22 Richins M. L. (1991). Social comparison and the idealized images of advertising. Journal of Consumer Research 18 71-83. Silverstein N. Perdue L. Peterson B. & Kelly E. (1986). The role of mass media in promoting a thin standard of bodily attractiveness for women. Sex Roles 14 519- 532. Solomon M. R. (1992). Consumer Behavior - Buying having and being. Boston MA: Allyn and Bacon. Zhou S. Xue F. & Zhou P. (2002). Self-esteem life-satisfaction and materialism: Effects of


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