University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Social and traditional media are often studied in relation to women’s perceptions of sex. However, they are often studied separately instead of together, missing the overall connection of media on attitudes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between media consumption, specifically social media and television, and college-aged women's levels of internalized sexualization. The findings of this study found a significant positive correlation between time spent consuming romanced-based reality television and romantic comedies and higher levels of internalized sexualization in college-aged women. This study also found there to be a significant positive correlation between college women’s usage of Instagram and their levels of internalized sexualization. These findings suggest that there is a significant relationship between time spent on Instagram, consumption of romance-based reality television and romantic comedies, and higher levels of internalized sexualization.
B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.
Self-perception; Social media and college students; Social media and society
Moncrief, Madelyn, "Media sexualization and its impact on college aged women" (2022). Honors Theses.