Nova Deighton-Smith
Leeds Beckett University
PsychologyMasculinitySocial mediaThematic analysisSocial psychology
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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...
#1Candice Whitaker (LBU: Leeds Beckett University)H-Index: 1
#2Brendan Gough (LBU: Leeds Beckett University)H-Index: 27
Last. Nova Deighton-Smith (LBU: Leeds Beckett University)H-Index: 2
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Associated with numerous adverse health outcomes, body dissatisfaction in young men requires close examination. This study explores online accounts relating to male body image, including young men’...
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#1Nova Deighton-Smith (LBU: Leeds Beckett University)H-Index: 2
#2Beth T. Bell (York St John University)H-Index: 6
Research suggests that exposure to #fitspiration content can result in increased body dissatisfaction. Employing a data-driven approach, the present study examines the nature of images and text contained within #fitspiration posts on social media. First, a content analysis of images labelled as #fitspiration on popular site Instagram (N = 1,000) was performed. People featured in 52% of images, of which nearly 90% of individuals were coded as having low body fat and 55% were coded as muscular. In...
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