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The Effects of the Media on Self-Esteem of Young Girls

Róbert Osaďan / Rania Hanna
Published Online: 2015-06-05 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/atd-2015-0031


There have been a number of studies investigating the media’s role in body image dissatisfaction, eating disorders, self-esteem, and the internalization of the thin body ideal in young girls and women. However, much of the research focuses on girls ages 10 and older; very few examine those girls of pre-primary or primary age. This paper seeks to explore the studies that do focus on the younger age groups, and understand the relationship between the media and young girls’ self-esteem.

Keywords : dissatisfaction; eating disorders; girls; media; selfesteem.


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Published Online: 2015-06-05

Published in Print: 2015-06-01

Citation Information: Acta Technologica Dubnicae, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 37–44, ISSN (Online) 1339-4363, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/atd-2015-0031.

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