Young women who use social media often focus on their bodies through selfies or updates. Study compared women in the USA and Kazakhstan (KZ) on their relationship between Facebook use and body image concerns. Women in the USA are ranked fourth heaviest in the world, while women in Kazakhstan are generally thin. Cross-cultural comparisons can reveal how local cultures intertwine with the seemingly universal social media.
|Publication status||Published - 3 Nov 2018|
|Event||7th European Communication Conference : Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation - Lugano, Switzerland|
Duration: 31 Oct 2018 → 3 Nov 2018
|Conference||7th European Communication Conference|
|Abbreviated title||ECREA 2018|
|Period||31/10/18 → 3/11/18|
- body image
- social media
- cross-cultural comparison
Kalyango Jr. , Y., Eckler, P., Smith, S., & Misayeva, K. (2018). Body image and social media: cross-cultural comparison between Kazakhstan and USA. Poster session presented at 7th European Communication Conference , Lugano, Switzerland.