How does exposure to thinspiration and fitspiration relate to symptom severity among individuals with eating disorders? Evaluation of a proposed model
Scott Griffiths, David Castle, Mitchell Cunningham, Stuart B Murray, Brock Bastian, Fiona Kate Barlow
BODY IMAGE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2018
Thinspiration and fitspiration are classes of social media content characterised by idealised depictions of excessively thin and overtly fit/lean bodies, respectively. It is currently unknown whether and how exposure to thinspiration and fitspiration relates to symptom severity within high-risk clinical populations. Thus, in a clinical sample of individuals with eating disorders, we evaluated a model explaining how exposure to thinspiration and fitspiration relates to eating disorder symptoms. Individuals with self-reported eating disorders (N = 228, 47% with anorexia, 93% female) completed measures of image-centric social media use, thinspiration and fitspiration exposure, physical appearan..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship
Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship
Scott Griffiths is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship (grant number: 1121538). Fiona Kate Barlow is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (grant number: FT150100147). The funders had no role in the design of the study, the collection or analysis of data, write-up of the manuscript, or the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.