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Individuals' perception of others' self-esteem, psychological well-being and attractiveness: Role of body size and peers' comments among Japanese and Americans

Title
Individuals' perception of others' self-esteem, psychological well-being and attractiveness: Role of body size and peers' comments among Japanese and Americans
Authors
Taniguchi, EmikoLee, Hye Eun
Ewha Authors
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Issue Date
2015
Journal Title
SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL
ISSN
0362-3319JCR Link

1873-5355JCR Link
Citation
SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 217 - 228
Keywords
Cross-cultural researchFat talkFacebookWeight biasPsychological well beingSelf-esteem
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Indexed
SSCI; SCOPUS WOS
Document Type
Article
Abstract
From a cross-cultural perspective, this study investigates how individuals form impressions of others' self-esteem, psychological well-being, and physical attractiveness as a function of others' body size as well as messages these others receive from their peers. Mock-up Facebook profile pages in which the body size of the profile owner (thin vs. overweight) and peer-generated messages (accepting vs. thin-encouraging) were manipulated in the study. After viewing a Facebook profile page online, American and Japanese females completed a questionnaire. Japanese, but not Americans, (a) believed a profile owner who received thin-promoting messages to have higher psychological well-being than a profile owner who received accepting messages, (b) assumed an overweight profile owner to have lower self-esteem than a thin profile owner, and (c) perceived a thin profile owner as more physically attractive than an overweight profile owner. (C) 2014 Western Social Science Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
DOI
10.1016/j.soscij.2014.10.006
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