Journal article

Protect me from my selfie: Examining the association between photo-based social media behaviors and self-reported eating disorders in adolescence

Alexandra R Lonergan, Kay Bussey, Jasmine Fardouly, Scott Griffiths, Stuart B Murray, Phillipa Hay, Jonathan Mond, Nora Trompeter, Deborah Mitchison

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study examined whether social media behaviors were associated with higher odds of meeting criteria for an eating disorder and whether gender moderated these relationships. METHOD: Australian adolescents (N = 4,209; 53.15% girls) completed the self-report photo investment and manipulation scales. Additional self-report items assessed avoidance of posting selfies and investment in others' selfies. Eating disorders were identified by the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire and other self-report measures aligned with diagnostic and statistical manual for mental disorders-5 criteria. RESULTS: A multinomial logistic regression examining the effect of avoidance of posting self..

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