An Examination of the Technological Aspects and Changes Influencing Healthy Girl-Produced Media and How Female Adolescents' Perceive Beauty
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This mixed methods study explored how technological changes influenced female adolescents' access to and perceptions of healthy girl-produced media images of feminine beauty. We utilized an online survey, web-based interviews, and content analysis of girl-produced media. The study focuses on how 21st century technical advances influenced girls’ access to and use of healthy girl-produced, media-produced female images, and how changes in media technology influenced understandings of beauty. Foci include how the type of media exposure girls consumed influenced their perceptions of beauty; and how girls differed in perceptions of beauty based on amount of media consumed. Finally, we would share how technological changes influenced research methodologies related to adolescent girls’ perceptions of beauty. Interdisciplinary research indicates that understandings and interpretations of beauty may influence females’ success and well-being throughout their lives. Thus, our study could have enduring influence on chosen participants.
CitationSummers, E. & Lasser, J. (2013). An Examination of the Technological Aspects and Changes Influencing Healthy Girl-Produced Media and How Female Adolescents' Perceive Beauty. Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. New Orleans, LA, United States.