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dc.contributor.advisorHenry, Beverly W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGraziano, Jessicaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-14T14:02:38Z
dc.date.available2016-10-14T14:02:38Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/16670
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractToday's media & societal opinions transform the way a 2009 preteen, 7-16 years of age, views his or her own body image. My goal was to find out precisely how drastically effected are the students at Huntley Middle School in DeKalb, Illinois. I conducted a self-administered questionnaire to two life skills classes of 18-22 students total. I questioned the students about their personal selections on magazines, television shows, celebrity idols, and their opinions on eating habits, physical activity, and body image. I found that these students at middle school are beginning to be affected by the subliminal messages. They are at risk later on in life for many negative effects physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. There needs to be a focus on promoting a healthier and realistic body image, or today's society could have an epidemic of problems later on.en_US
dc.format.extent18 pages, 31 unnumbered pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectmediaen_US
dc.subjectpreteenen_US
dc.subjectbody imageen_US
dc.titleToday's media influences are associated with preteen's opinions and attitudes of body imageen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeB.S. (Bachelor of Science)en_US


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