Master of Arts (M.A.)
Degree Granting Department
Scott S. Liu, Ph.D.
Roxanne Watson, Ph.D.
Kimberly Walker, Ph.D.
media pressure, eating disturbance, family pressure,, peer pressure, self-esteem, thin-ideal internalization
The purpose of the study is to confirm the reasons behind young Chinese women’s eating disturbances and self-esteem. The researcher uses the Tripartite Influence model to illustrate the relationship between internalization and pressures in the form of peer, family, and media pressure. It further reveals the relationship between internalization and self-esteem and eating disorders. Besides conforming with the mode of young Chinese females, it aims at finding out the reasons behind each relevant relationship. One point of the study is the different impact of media pressure on young Chinese females; the influence of media tends to be much lower in China and the reasons have been discussed in their entirety.
Scholar Commons Citation
Wang, Weiwei, "Body Image, Self-Esteem and Eating Disturbance among Chinese Women: Testing the Tripartite Influence model" (2018). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.