Journal article

Appearance comparison and other appearance-related influences on body dissatisfaction in everyday life

Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Julie Chhouk, Lorie-Ann McCann, Geovanny Urbina, Hao Vuo, Isabel Krug, Lina Ricciardelli, Jake Linardon, Jaclyn Broadbent, Kristin Heron, Ben Richardson

BODY IMAGE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2019

Abstract

Although appearance comparisons, self-monitoring, and appearance-related comments have been linked to body dissatisfaction in prior studies, the combined and unique influences of these variables on state body dissatisfaction in daily life has yet to be explored. The present study addressed this gap, and also evaluated whether these state-based effects were stronger for individuals with trait-level body image disturbances (internalization and body dissatisfaction). Eighty-four women completed baseline measures of trait internalization and body dissatisfaction, and then reported momentary experiences of body dissatisfaction, appearance self-monitoring, appearance-related comments, and appearan..

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