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International Journal of Psychology Research

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Psycho-social effects of social media & peer-pressure on body image

Author(s):

Simi Datta, Pratati Guria, Kaajal Mondal and Dr. Nilanjana Mitra

Abstract:

The present study investigates the effect of media and social media on body image and how it affects mental health. To examine the influence of social media and peers on body image, interview-method research was employed. A purposive sampling strategy was used for data collection for the age group of 15 to 25 years, who use social media regularly and have no history of any kind of eating disorder or body dysmorphia. In the Qualitative method, an in-depth interview was taken and thematic analyses were done. It has been concluded that the methodology for investigating the effects of social media and peers on body image by employing an interview-methods research design and using appropriate data analysis techniques, this study aims to provide valuable insights into the complex relationship between social media, peers, and body image.

Pages: 17-21  |  747 Views  536 Downloads


International Journal of Psychology Research
How to cite this article:
Simi Datta, Pratati Guria, Kaajal Mondal and Dr. Nilanjana Mitra. Psycho-social effects of social media & peer-pressure on body image. Int. J. Psychol. Res. 2024;6(1):17-21. DOI: 10.33545/26648903.2024.v6.i1a.45