Swinburne University of Technology

Investigating family, peer, and social media influence on body image and disordered eating amongst adults

Chief InvestigatorUniversity SupervisorClosing Date
Dr Andrea PhillipouDr Andrea Phillipou1 Oct, 2022
Chief InvestigatorDr Andrea Phillipou
University SupervisorDr Andrea Phillipou
Closing Date1 Oct, 2022

About the research trial

The current study aims to broaden the understanding of the sociocultural factors, namely peer and parental influence and social media use (a contemporary extension of media), that contribute to body image and eating disorder symptomatology in adults. Specifically, this will be explored in relation to body image, body dissatisfaction, eating disorder symptoms, and quality of life. The improved understanding of how these factors influence body image and eating disorder symptomatology can help researchers and clinicians develop appropriate preventative treatments and interventions. The findings of this research will be used by three Honours students at Swinburne University of Technology for the completion of their respective theses and may go on for further publication.

Recruitment details

We are seeking people over the age of 18 who speak fluent English to take part in this study. Participants will complete an online study at their own convenience. The study will take around 25-30 minutes to complete. Participants will be asked to provide some basic information about themselves (including their weight and height) along with a range of questionnaires that cover topics such as eating behaviours, parental influence, peer influence, social media use, body image, wellbeing, and mental health. There are eight $25 vouchers to be won for participating.

To find out more and participate in this study, please click on the following link: https://swinuw.au1.qualtrics.c​om/jfe/form/SV_eFnSpRKu3UrXdqe

Andrea Phillipou