Learning what it is to be a woman in today's society could be the largest mountain any female has to cross. Adolescent females are suffocated with an uncountable number of media images that tell them how to look, what to eat, how to develop relationships with men, and more. These images are often saturated with ideals of an unobtainable female self, known as la femme provocateur. Unsurprisingly, these images can prove to be damaging to the self esteem and body image of an adolescent girl who is already facing the trials of puberty and growing up, as it is undeniable that the role of the media and relationship with bodies can not be overlooked (Cash et al., 2004). With all of this damage being done, can - and how do we stop it from going to far? Previous studies have shown that in some cases, education can be the number one preventative measure. Little research has been conducted to explore this though, especially in the case of adolescent females, and therefore, one must ask can you raise the self esteem and body image of adolescent girls through media education implementation? This study hopes to explore the correlation between media and the self esteem and self perception of the adolescent female.
[...] Electronic submission of this form and supporting documents should be made to the HRRC committee via email by mailing to A signed paper copy of this form should be submitted by regular mail once the review is completed and any amendments have been incorporated. When possible, please submit all your supporting documents along with this form in a single electronic file. Principal Investigator and/or faculty advisor: Jennifer A. Witkowski Department: Speech Communication Date Submitted: February Project Title: Review of this project is requested on which basis: Regular review. [...]
[...] This study hopes to break into this area of research, and provide a basis for other studies to branch out into the exploration of the effects of the sexualized female image on adolescent females. References Anton, S. D., Perri, M.G.,& Riley, J.R. (2000). Discrepancy between actual and ideal body image: Impact on eating and exercise behaviors. Eating Behaviors, 153- 160. Cash, T. F., Theriault, J., & Annis, N. M. (2004). Body image in an interpersonal context: Adult attachment, fear of intimacy, and social anxiety. [...]
[...] (Particularly suggested when dealing with children, non-English speakers, etc.) Augustana College Department of Speech Communication Informed Consent for Research Participants Researcher's name: Jennifer Witkowski Research project title: Media and the adolescent female Purpose and description of this research project: This study hopes to examine the correlation between the medias influence on adolescent females and their self perceptions. Description of the involvement by participants (procedures, duration, possible risks or benefits): This research will take place over two months. There will be four sessions, all of which are mandatory for completion of the program . [...]
[...] This image is one of the beautiful women that can be captured in the concept of the perfect “provocateur” that arouses a feeling or an emotional reaction. This exemplary female prototype displays perfect youth, having no wrinkles or scars, outstanding good looks, sexual prowess, and overall perfection. She is slender, tall with long legs. Of course she is not real, nor will she ever be. She can only be achieved by the every day woman via artificial means, as they strive to be her by having the right clothes, meticulously applied makeup, hair products, diets, the right words and killer smile. [...]
[...] My favorite hobbies are: After school I like to: I spend hours a day on the internet I spend hours a day watching TV I spend hour a day listening to music I spend reading magazines My favorite magazines are: My favorite TV shows are: My favorite male actor is: My favorite female actress is: My idol is: How to calculate girls and teens BMI Formula: weight / [height x 703 Calculate BMI by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703. [...]
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