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      Beauty Standards set by Social Media and their Influence on Women’s Body Image

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      Politics of the Machine Beirut 2019 (POM2019)

      Politics of the Machine

      11-14 June 2019

      Beauty Standards, Social Media, Body Image

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          Digital devices became increasingly integrated into our daily life since society relies much on them for communication. Digital devices are mostly used for social media that has a positive benefit, such as contacting friends and sharing memories. Social media turned out to be the complete opposite of its purpose. It gradually progressed into setting beauty standards and has started to impact people’s self-esteem, as well as their tendencies to depression, and anxiety because of body image dissatisfaction. The reason for that is that the brain treats information about oneself as a reward, and many people are sensitive to self-relevant information and social image. They consider this information as an assessment of their social rank and reputation. This research aims to investigate the influence of social media on the body image dissatisfaction among women in Lebanon and how it influences their self-confidence and decision-making. We also aim to check whether women in Lebanon are more prone to have addictive tendencies towards social networking sites and applications than males.

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            Conference
            June 2019
            June 2019
            : 61-69
            Affiliations
            The International University of Beirut

            Beirut campus
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/POM19.10
            © Yamout et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of POM Beirut 2019

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Politics of the Machine Beirut 2019
            POM2019
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            Beirut, Lebanon
            11-14 June 2019
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Politics of the Machine
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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