Bodies exposed: the impact of sexually explicit internet material on adolescents’ body image
PhD student: Marleen Klaassen MSc
This three-year project investigates the impact of sexually explicit internet material (SEIM) on body image. First, a content analysis of sexually explicit internet videos explores the depiction of male and female bodies in SEIM. Next, body image effects of SEIM are tested in an experiment with adolescents aged 18 to 25. Additionally, a two-wave panel survey is conducted to determine long-term effects and allow for validation of experimental findings among 12- to 25-year-olds.
As research increasingly finds media’s impact on body image to differ based on personal factors, this survey also assesses moderating influences that may enhance or diminish the effects. Together, the three interrelated studies will provide a thorough understanding of the role of SEIM in adolescent body image development.
Ms M.J.E. (Marleen) Klaassen MSc
prof. dr. J. (Jochen) Peter
J.Peter@uva.nl | T: 0205253752Go to detailpage
prof. dr. P.M. (Patti) Valkenburg
P.M.Valkenburg@uva.nl | T: 0205256074Go to detailpage