Nova Deighton-Smith
Leeds Beckett University
Publications 2
#1Beth T. Bell (York St John University)H-Index: 6
#2Nova Deighton-Smith (LBU: Leeds Beckett University)H-Index: 1
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)
#2Brendan Gough (LBU: Leeds Beckett University)H-Index: 25
Last.Nova Deighton-Smith (LBU: Leeds Beckett University)H-Index: 1
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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’s personal disclosures within one online newspaper article, and posts responding to this topic. Discursively informed thematic analysis indicated that non-disclosure was considered a problematic social expectation by the young men featured in the article. Also, reader posts variously constructed body d...
#1Nova Deighton-Smith (LBU: Leeds Beckett University)H-Index: 1
#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...