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Rheanna N. Ata
University of South Florida
12Publications
5H-index
204Citations
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#1Leah Boepple (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 3
#2Rheanna N. Ata (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 5
Last.J. Kevin Thompson (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 70
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Abstract “Fitspiration” websites are media that aim to inspire people to live healthy and fit lifestyles through motivating images and text related to exercise and diet. Given the link between similar Internet content (i.e., healthy living blogs) and problematic messages, we hypothesized that content on these sites would over-emphasize appearance and promote problematic messages regarding exercise and diet. Keywords “fitspo” and “fitspiration” were entered into search engines. The first 10 image...
#1Rheanna N. Ata (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 5
#2Lauren M. Schaefer (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 9
Last.J. Kevin Thompson (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 70
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#1Morgan S. Lee (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 5
#2Rheanna N. Ata (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 5
Last.Michael T. Brannick (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 40
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Abstract Weight bias exists across many important life domains, necessitating interventions designed to reduce weight-biased attitudes and beliefs. Though the effectiveness of weight bias interventions has been questioned, to our knowledge no meta-analysis of these interventions has been conducted. This meta-analysis evaluated the impact of weight bias interventions on weight-biased attitudes and beliefs and explored potential moderators. Interventions were eligible if they used an adult sample ...
#1Deborah Cragun (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 15
#2Rheanna N. Ata (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 5
Last.J. Kevin Thompson (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 70
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Abstract Objective To examine gender differences in unhealthy weight-control behaviors (UWCB) and identify key psychosocial and demographic correlates of UWCB among sixth-graders. Methods A cross-sectional survey was completed by 146 boys and 153 girls at a middle school. Secondary data analyses included bivariate tests and multivariable logistic regression. Results Forty-seven percent of participants reported 1 or more UWCB, with no differences by gender ( P = .75). Factors common to boys and g...
#1Deborah Cragun (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 15
#2Rita D. DeBate (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 15
Last.J. Kevin Thompson (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 70
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Background Validation of body esteem measures in pre- and early adolescent male and female populations is essential as gender differences regarding weight and body size concerns often emerge during this developmental period.
#1Rheanna N. Ata (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 5
#2J. Kevin Thompson (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 70
Last.Brent J. Small (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 54
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Abstract The current study was designed to determine whether the inclusion of a disclaimer (i.e., “Retouched photograph aimed at changing a person's physical appearance.”) or warning (i.e., “Warning: Trying to look as thin as this model may be dangerous to your health.”) added to images of thin/attractive models would affect body dissatisfaction and intent to diet in female undergraduate students ( n = 342). Participants were randomly assigned to one of four groups: (a) disclaimer, (b) warning, ...
#1Joel K. Thompson (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 28
#2Rheanna N. Ata (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 5
Last.Sari R. ChaitH-Index: 3
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Outdoor and indoor tanning behaviors have been linked with high rates of skin cancer and melanoma. Recent conceptual models have included appearance-based motives and body image issues as variables that appear to be linked to the engagement of these health at-risk activities. The current article provides a broad overview of theoretical models, measurement approaches are also examined, and new and emerging treatment strategies based on the body image prevention literature are offered. An integrat...
#1Rheanna N. Ata (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 5
#2Ariz RojasH-Index: 5
Last.J. Kevin ThompsonH-Index: 70
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Recent research has implicated a number of developmental (e.g., pubertal timing), psychological (e.g., self-esteem), and sociocultural (e.g., culturally defined and transmitted messages regarding attractiveness) factors in the development and maintenance of body image disturbance and related issues in adolescents. This chapter focuses exclusively on sociocultural theories of body image and disordered eating, which posit that culturally determined ideals, expectations, and experiences exert influ...
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