The relationship between Instagram selfies and body image in young adult women

Charles Wagner, Ester Aguirre, Erin M. Sumner


This study observed the relations between actual body size, body dissatisfaction, frequency of selfies taken, and number of Instagram selfies posted. Results indicated that actual body size was positively related to body dissatisfaction, and negatively related to the number of selfies taken. Results also revealed a positive relationship between body dissatisfaction and selfies taken. Conversely, no correlations were detected between the frequency of selfies posted to Instagram and either actual body size or body image dissatisfaction.


Selfies; Instagram; Body Image; Body Dissatisfaction

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