Thinspiration and fitspiration in everyday life: An experience sampling study
Scott Griffiths, Ashleigh Stefanovski
Body Image | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019
We used experience sampling to examine thinspiration and fitspiration in the everyday lives of women and men. Undergraduates (N = 108, 21% men) completed a 1-week smartphone-facilitated experience sampling protocol containing self-report measures of thinspiration and fitspiration exposure, body satisfaction, and affective functioning. Multi-level, gender-adjusted models examined the unique and interactive associations of exposure to thinspiration and fitspiration. Women reported a weekly average of 8.4 thinspiration exposures and 9.5 fitspiration exposures, while men reported 2.3 and 4.9 exposures, respectively. The median self-reported duration of each exposure was 2-3 min, with no differen..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship
Scott Griffiths is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship (grant number: 1121538).