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Megan Hurst
University of Sussex
FeelingPsychologyWell-beingSocial psychologyMeta-analysis
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#1Beth T. Bell (York St John University)H-Index: 6
#2Nova Deighton-Smith (LBU: Leeds Beckett University)H-Index: 2
Last. Megan Hurst (University of Sussex)H-Index: 3
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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...
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#1Megan Hurst (University of Sussex)H-Index: 3
#2Helga Dittmar (University of Sussex)H-Index: 43
Last. Rod Bond (University of Sussex)H-Index: 19
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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...
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Last. Phillippa C. DiedrichsH-Index: 18
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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...
#1Helga Dittmar (University of Sussex)H-Index: 43
#2Rod Bond (University of Sussex)H-Index: 19
Last. Tim Kasser (Knox College)H-Index: 49
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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...
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#2Megan HurstH-Index: 3
#1Megan Hurst (University of Sussex)H-Index: 3
#2Helga Dittmar (University of Sussex)H-Index: 43
Last. Tim Kasser (Knox College)H-Index: 49
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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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