Influence Of Negative Body Image

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Introduction A good body image creates in a person a positive attitude towards oneself. As people grow older and start to become aware about their appearance, body image becomes one factor that influences their lives. People have different outlook and perception about their body, ranging from extremely negative to very positive. What is regarded to be society 's standards may not always correspond to one’s perception of his/her own body. Having a good body image helps an individual improve oneself. Negative body image or Body Image Dissatisfaction is when people feel uncomfortable and not satisfied with their looks and they think and see about themselves in a negative way (ReachOut, 2015). It consists of a deformed perception of body size or …show more content…

Also an individual’s body image concerns could affect the adolescent girls’ rates of joining in other sports. Field (2005) results suggest that girls engage in using products that are not healthy just to get a low body weight, also in achieving other physiques girls and boys may also turn to no healthy means. Mundell (2002) found that the fifth graders were dissatisfied with their own bodies, 10 year old girls and boys told researchers after watching a video clip from the TV show. Karges (2015) found that the advanced technology or the media go through the minds of young adults and could influence in their decreased body satisfaction. Lodge (2014) results show that adolescents who spent more time on Facebook or social media were more likely to compare themselves to their friends, which shows that they have negative body …show more content…

Synthesis Most of the studies on body image are student related. According to the different studies, girls are not satisfied with their weight but both boys and girls have problems in their perception of their body. There are many factors that could affect one’s body image. Most of them gives a negative impact like the comparison, pressure and media that could lead to a negative body image of an individual. Most of the studies on selfie are about young adults. People are hesitant to take selfies because they think and feel that they might look unattractive. On the other hand, analyzing and editing carefully the selfies could be helpful and be a therapeutic negotiation to girls. Selfie could be relevant to finding our true selves. Nowadays, brilliant photographers had made selfie taking techniques to be a guide in taking the perfect

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