Body talk in the digital age: a controlled evaluation of a classroom-based intervention to reduce appearance commentary and improve body image

BELL, Beth T., TAYLOR, Caitlin, PADDOCK, Danielle L., BATES, Adam and ORANGE, Samuel T. (2021). Body talk in the digital age: a controlled evaluation of a classroom-based intervention to reduce appearance commentary and improve body image. Health Psychology Open, 8 (1), p. 20551029211018920.

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    Abstract

    This research evaluates the efficacy of a classroom-based intervention – Body Talk in the Digital Age (BTIDA) – in reducing adolescents’ appearance commentary and improving body image. British adolescents (N = 314; AgeRange = 12–14) were cluster randomised to intervention or waiting-list control groups. Measures of appearance commentary, appearance ideal internalisation, self-objectification and body satisfaction were completed at baseline (T1), then one-week (T2) and eight-week (T3) post-intervention. Multi-level modelling showed girls who received BTIDA reported less appearance commentary engagement and thin ideal internalisation at T2 and T3, than the control, supporting the partial efficacy of BTIDA for girls. No intervention effects were found among boys.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: ** Embargo end date: 29-05-2021 ** From SAGE Publishing via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for this article starting on 29-05-2021: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ **Journal IDs: eissn 2055-1029 **Article IDs: publisher-id: 10.1177_20551029211018920 **History: published_online 29-05-2021
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Intervention Study, adolescents, appearance commentary, body image, body talk, intervention, social media
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/20551029211018920
    Page Range: p. 20551029211018920
    SWORD Depositor: Colin Knott
    Depositing User: Colin Knott
    Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2021 15:19
    Last Modified: 03 Jun 2021 15:30
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28702

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