Teens’ Favorite Television Character Shape: Thin

Thin was definitely in in middle school students

Reprinted from Eating Disorders Review
May/June Volume 26, Number 3
©2015 iaedp

In a survey of 756 Israeli students in grades 7/8 and 10/11, the teens’ favorite same-gender television characters were typically thin or of average body size. Adolescents self-compared with characters more as the identified characters became thinner. The authors noted that as the mismatch between favorite characters’ body size and their own body size grew, the teens’ body image worsened (J Health Commun. 2015; Apr 2:1-9. [Epub ahead of print]

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