Cosmetic surgery & reality television: the relationship between college students' viewing of cosmetic surgery on reality television and self-reported attitudes toward cosmetic surgery

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Title: Cosmetic surgery & reality television: the relationship between college students' viewing of cosmetic surgery on reality television and self-reported attitudes toward cosmetic surgery
Author: Reeves O'Connor, Elizabeth
Abstract: The current study explores the effects of viewing cosmetic surgery reality television programs (CSRTP) on self-reported attitudes toward cosmetic surgery. Undergraduate college students (N = 105) completed surveys and responded to questions related to their television viewing habits and their attitudes toward cosmetic surgery. Results of this study indicate that heavier viewers have a more favorable attitude toward cosmetic surgery for themselves than do non-viewers or lighter viewers. However, the results also indicate no significant difference in attitudes among heavier viewers, lighter viewers, and non-viewers regarding cosmetic surgery for others; additionally, the results show no significant difference in terms of the perceived social stigma, pain, and healing time associated with undergoing surgery.
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/3565
Date: 2007-01-19

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