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Social media use, body image, and psychological well-being: A cross-cultural comparison of korea and the united states

Title
Social media use, body image, and psychological well-being: A cross-cultural comparison of korea and the united states
Authors
Lee, H.-R.[Lee, Hye Ryeon]Lee, H.E.[Lee, Hye Eun]Choi, J.[Choi, Joung Hwa]Kim, J.H.[Kim, Jang Hyun]Han, H.L.[Han, Hae Lin]
DGIST Authors
Kim, J.H.[Kim, Jang Hyun]
Issue Date
2014
Citation
Journal of Health Communication, 19(12), 1343-1358
Type
Article
Article Type
Article
Keywords
Body ImageCross-Cultural ComparisonCultural FactorFemaleHumanHumansMalePersonal SatisfactionPsychologyRepublic of KoreaSatisfactionSocial MediaSouth KoreaUnited StatesUtilizationYoung Adult
ISSN
1081-0730
Abstract
This study examined the relationships among social media use for information, self-status seeking and socializing, body image, self-esteem, and psychological well-being, and some cultural effects moderating these relationships. Americans (n = 502) and Koreans (n = 518) completed an online survey. The main findings showed that (a) social media use for information about body image is negatively related to body satisfaction in the United States and Korea, while social media use for self-status seeking regarding body image is positively related to body satisfaction only in Korea; and (b) body satisfaction has direct and indirect positive effects on psychological well-being manifested in similar ways in the United States and Korea. Implications and future research directions are discussed. © 2014 Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11750/2404
DOI
10.1080/10810730.2014.904022
Publisher
Taylor and Francis Inc.
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Collection:
School of Undergraduate Studies1. Journal Articles


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