ABSTRACT. The purpose of this study was to empirically examine sexually objectifying selfies. Building my argument by drawing on data collected from FHE Health, Georgia Tech, LEWIS, Pew Research Center, PicMonkey, and Statista, I performed analyses and made estimates regarding ways of sharing selfies (%, by demographic profile), % of U.S. adults who have ever taken a selfie and uploaded it to a social media website (by gender), and number of selfies posted weekly (%, by gender). The structural equation modeling technique was used to test the research model.

Keywords: selfie; gender impression management; body image; social comparison

How to cite: Felstead, Mathilde (2019). “Sexually Objectifying Selfies: Gender Impression Management, Body Image Concern, and Appearance-related Social Comparisons,” Journal of Research in Gender Studies 9(1): 139–145. doi:10.22381/JRGS9120196

Received 8 March 2019 • Received in revised form 1 July 2019
Accepted 6 July 2019 • Available online 10 July 2019

Mathilde Felstead
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The Digital Dynamics Laboratory
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