Journal article

The effects of fitspiration images on body attributes, mood and eating behaviors: An experimental Ecological Momentary Assessment study in females

Isabel Krug, Poorna Selvaraja, Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Elizabeth K Hughes, Amy Slater, Scott Griffiths, Zhi Wei Yee, Ben Richardson, Khandis Blake

BODY IMAGE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

Through an experimental Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) design, we assessed the effects of fitspiration images (relative to neutral) on body image, mood and disordered eating and whether trait body dissatisfaction, thin-ideal internalization and pressures from the media, family and peers moderated these effects. After completing trait-based measures, 85 women were prompted via a mobile application 6 times daily for 7 days to view an image (fitspiration or neutral) and report on state levels of perceived pressures to attain an idealized physique, satisfaction with various body attributes, mood and eating behavior. When participants were exposed to fitspiration images, their perceived pr..

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