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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dc.contributor.advisor Austin, Bruce en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Blizzard, Deborah en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Marshall, Heather en_US
dc.contributor.author Reeves O'Connor, Elizabeth en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-10T17:22:49Z en_US
dc.date.available 2007-04-10T17:22:49Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-01-19 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/3565 en_US
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Department of Communication en_US
dc.subject Cosmetic surgery en_US
dc.title Cosmetic surgery & reality television: the relationship between college students' viewing of cosmetic surgery on reality television and self-reported attitudes toward cosmetic surgery en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Liberal Arts en_US
dc.description.extent 44 pages en_US
dc.description.department Communication & Media Technologies en_US
dc.description.approval 2007-01-19 en_US

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