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Megan Hurst
University of Sussex
8Publications
3H-index
256Citations
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Published on 2019in Journal of Health Psychology2.26
Beth T. Bell6
Estimated H-index: 6
(York St John University),
Nova Deighton-Smith1
Estimated H-index: 1
(LBU: Leeds Beckett University),
Megan Hurst3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Sussex)
Adolescents access information about fitness, including content labelled as #fitspiration, through social media. Seventy-seven adolescents (M age = 12.49; SD = 0.55; Girls = 27) participated in semi-structured focus groups to explore their perspectives on #fitspiration and fitness more broadly. Through inductive thematic analysis, four themes were developed: (1) Fitness enhances physical function and appearance, but these are not always linked, (2) Fitness is transformative but requires hard wor...
Published on Dec 15, 2017
Helga Dittmar43
Estimated H-index: 43
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Megan Hurst3
Estimated H-index: 3
Published on Mar 1, 2017in Body Image3.12
Megan Hurst3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Sussex),
Helga Dittmar43
Estimated H-index: 43
(University of Sussex)
+ 1 AuthorsRod Bond19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Sussex)
Abstract Appearance goals for exercise are consistently associated with negative body image, but research has yet to consider the processes that link these two variables. Self-determination theory offers one such process: introjected (guilt-based) regulation of exercise behavior. Study 1 investigated these relationships within a cross-sectional sample of female UK students ( n = 215, 17–30 years). Appearance goals were indirectly, negatively associated with body image due to links with introject...
Published on Nov 17, 2016
Megan Hurst3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Helga Dittmar43
Estimated H-index: 43
+ 1 AuthorsPhillippa C. Diedrichs15
Estimated H-index: 15
Published on Nov 17, 2016
Megan Hurst3
Estimated H-index: 3
,
Helga Dittmar43
Estimated H-index: 43
+ 1 AuthorsPhillippa C. Diedrichs15
Estimated H-index: 15
Published on Jul 17, 2015
Megan Hurst3
Estimated H-index: 3
Exercising to improve one’s appearance has been consistently associated with negative body image (e.g., Tiggemann & Williamson, 2000). However, little is known about either the processes underlying this association, or the causal direction of the effects. This thesis draws upon both self-determination theory (SDT; Deci & Ryan, 2000) and objectification theory (Fredrickson & Roberts, 1997) in order to investigate the role of regulations for exercise and self-objectification in the link between ap...
Published on Jan 1, 2014
Helga Dittmar43
Estimated H-index: 43
,
Megan Hurst3
Estimated H-index: 3
Published on Jan 1, 2014in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology5.92
Helga Dittmar43
Estimated H-index: 43
(University of Sussex),
Rod Bond19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Sussex)
+ 1 AuthorsTim Kasser47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Knox College)
This meta-analysis investigates the relationship between individuals' materialistic orientation and their personal well-being. Theoretical approaches in psychology agree that prioritizing money and associated aims is negatively associated with individuals' well-being but differ in their implications for whether this is invariably the case. To address these and other questions, we examined 753 effect sizes from 259 independent samples. Materialism was associated with significantly lower well-bein...
Published on Dec 1, 2013in Journal of Environmental Psychology3.63
Megan Hurst3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Sussex),
Helga Dittmar43
Estimated H-index: 43
(University of Sussex)
+ 1 AuthorsTim Kasser47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Knox College)
A growing body of evidence suggests that materialistic values may be negatively associated with pro-environmental attitudes and behaviors. This research used meta-analytic techniques to assess: the mean effect size of the correlation between materialistic values and pro-environmental attitudes and behaviors; the ‘true effect size’ adjusting for the reliability of the measures; and the effects of gender, age, population type and publication year on the size of the correlation. A significant, medi...
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