Body image and social media: cross-cultural comparison between Kazakhstan and USA

Yusuf Kalyango Jr. , Petya Eckler, Stephanie Smith, Karlyga Misayeva

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Abstract

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.

Conference

Conference7th European Communication Conference
Abbreviated titleECREA 2018
CountrySwitzerland
CityLugano
Period31/10/183/11/18
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intercultural comparison
Kazakhstan
body image
social media
women's studies
facebook

Keywords

  • body image
  • social media
  • cross-cultural comparison

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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.
Kalyango Jr. , Yusuf ; Eckler, Petya ; Smith, Stephanie ; Misayeva, Karlyga. / Body image and social media : cross-cultural comparison between Kazakhstan and USA. Poster session presented at 7th European Communication Conference , Lugano, Switzerland.
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Body image and social media : cross-cultural comparison between Kazakhstan and USA. / Kalyango Jr. , Yusuf; Eckler, Petya; Smith, Stephanie; Misayeva, Karlyga.

2018. Poster session presented at 7th European Communication Conference , Lugano, Switzerland.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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