Teens’ eating disorders reinforced by peer competition

by Quentin Hurel - 2013.02.01
Teens’ eating disorders reinforced by peer competition
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A new study says peer pressure exerts more influence on teenaged girls’ body images,as well as on their mental health than Media. The preconceived idea that television, magazine and stereotype image exposure influence teen on their image body is not contested. But this study published in the Springer’s Journal of Youth and Adolescence has noticed that peer competition has more effect on body and life dissatisfaction and could predict eating disorders. Peer concurrence seemed to be more salient to body representation and so more influenced eating disorder. The symptoms due to peer competition affect teen on long-term. Other news, both peer pressure and social media use lead to lower life satisfaction.

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