Investigating family, peer, and social media influence on body image and disordered eating among adults

About this study

The current study aims to broaden the understanding of the sociocultural factors, namely peer and parental influence and social media use (a contemporary extension of media), that contribute to body image and eating disorder symptomatology in adults. Specifically, this will be explored in relation to body image, body dissatisfaction, eating disorder symptoms, and quality of life. The improved understanding of how these factors influence body image and eating disorder symptomatology can help researchers and clinicians develop appropriate preventative treatments and interventions.

Research TeamDr Andrea Phillipou, Dr Eric Tan, Dr Stephanie Miles, Miss Yasmine Athaide, Miss Marie Pike, Miss Kavya Malhotra
InstitutionSwinburne University of Technology
Ethics Approval Number20226418-9819
Funding SourceNone
Project Start DateJune 1, 2022
Project End DateDecember 31, 2022
ParticipantsWe are seeking individuals over the age of 18 who are fluent in English.
What is InvolvedParticipants will complete an online study at their own convenience. The study will take around 25-30 minutes to complete. Participants will be asked to provide some basic information about themselves (including their weight and height) along with a range of questionnaires that cover topics such as eating behaviours, parental influence, peer influence, social media use, body image, wellbeing, and mental health. There are eight $25 vouchers to be won for participating.
Contact Details

Andrea Phillipou, +61 3 9214 8755,

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