Body Image and Media's Impact Survey

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I designed and conducted this survey on body image and the media\’s impact for my college thesis. It was published on surveymonkey.com to college-aged women.

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Body Image and Media's Impact Survey

  1. 1. Body Image Satisfaction in Female College Students Survey1. Age1 (in years):2. What is your class? (circle one)First Year Sophomore Junior Senior3. Race2 (circle one):White AsianBlack or African American HispanicLatino/Latina Other (print race)4. Do you read women’s fashion magazines (Vogue, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan,Glamour, etc)?Yes No (if no, skip to question 6)5. If yes, how often do you read women’s fashion magazines?Several times a weekOnce a weekOnce a monthA few times a yearNever6. Self-Esteem Index3 (Rosenberg 1965: 17-18) 1. On the whole I am satisfied with myself Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree 2. At times I think I am no good at all Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree 3. I feel that I have a number of good qualities Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree 4. I am able to do things as well as most other people Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree 5. I feel I do not have much to be proud of Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree 6. I certainly feel useless at times Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree 7. I feel that I am a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with others Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree 8. I wish I could have more respect for myself Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree 9. All in all, I am inclined to feel that I am a failure Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree 10. I take a positive attitude towards myself1 Question from American Community Survey 20062 Question from American Community Survey 20063 Scoring of Self-Esteem Index: Items 1,3-4, 7, 10: 1=strongly disagree, 2=disagree, 3=agree, 4=stronglyagree; Items 2,5-6, 8-9: 1=strongly agree, 2=agree, 3=disagree, 4=strongly disagree
  2. 2. Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree7. Are women expected to look a certain way in American culture? (circle one)Yes NoContinue onto question 8.8. Describe American culture’s ideal body shape for women in a few short sentences:9. Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Scale (SATAQ)4 (fromhttp://bodyimagedistrubance.usf.edu/sat/index.htm)Please read the following items carefully and indicate the number that best reflects youragreement with the statement.Definitely disagree = 1Mostly disagree = 2Neither agree nor disagree = 3Mostly agree = 4Definitely agree = 5 1. I’ve felt pressure from magazines to lose weight 2. I do not care if my body looks like the body of people who are in magazines 3. I compare my body to the bodies of people who are in magazines 4. I do not feel pressure from magazines to look pretty 5. I would like my body to look like models who appear in magazines 6. I’ve felt pressure from magazines to be thin 7. I would like my body to look like the people who are in magazines 8. I do not compare my body to the bodies of people who appear in magazines 9. Magazine articles are not an important source of information about fashion and “being attractive” 10. I’ve felt pressure from magazines to have a perfect body 11. I wish I looked like the models in magazines 12. I compare my appearance to the appearance of people in magazines 13. Magazine advertisements are an important source of information about fashion and “being attractive” 14. I’ve felt pressure from magazines to diet 15. I compare my body to that of people in “good shape” 16. Pictures in magazines are an important source of information about fashion and “being attractive” 17. I’ve felt pressure from magazines to exercise 18. I compare my body to that of people who are athletic 19. I’ve felt pressure from magazines to change my appearance4 Internalization- General items: 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 20 Internalization- Athlete items: 15, 18 Pressures:items: 1, 4, 6, 10, 14, 17, 19 Information: items: 9, 13, 16, 21, Reverse-keyed items: 2, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21
  3. 3. 20. I do not try to look like the people in magazines 21. Supermodels are not an important source of information about fashion and “being attractive” 22. Famous people are an important source of information about fashion and “being attractive”Miglinas, Kristin. “The Influence of Day Preference on Body Image and Mood inCollege-Aged Women”. Saint Anselm College Department of Psychology. RetrievedNovember 15, 2007.<http://www.anselm.edu/internet/psych/theses/2005/miglinas/webpage.html>Instructions:Please take time to look at each of the 9 figures and answer questions 10- 12 regardingthem. Answer each question with the numbers below the figures.10. Which of these 9 figures do you think most closely resembles your body at thepresent time?11. Which figure do you think males your age find most attractive?12. If you could choose, which of these 9 figures would you most like to look like?13. How do you feel about your body?Proud Content Neutral Dissatisfied
  4. 4. 14. How do you feel about these parts of your body (Wooley and Wooley 1984)? Proud Content Neutral DissatisfiedBreastsStomachButtocksHipsWaistLegsThighsCalves15. Does your weight affect the way you feel about yourself?Never Sometimes Often16. How concerned are you with weight gain?Very concerned Somewhat concerned Not concerned at all17. Which of the following have you used to control your weight, if any (Wooley andWooley 1984)? Never Sometimes OftenCalorie restrictionCrash dietLiquid formula dietExerciseDiet pillsLaxativesDiuretics (water pills)Fasting/starvingSelf-induced vomiting18. Height (in feet and inches): Weight (in pounds):

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