Research on Pro-Anorexia Website Content

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The research problem is to explore the relationships between general media content and pro-anorexia website content, peer influence (general as well as specific influence to view pro-anorexia websites) and the drive for thinness in females, and drive for muscularity in males in the college student population.
The researchers assume that pro anorexia website content will cause internalization (which is; when a thought becomes a belief that (in this case), woman should always be thin and men should always be muscular and that belief would cause excessive dieting and/or exercise).
The population is male and female introductory psychology college students. There were 300 college students that varied from age 18 – 55 years old. About 55.9% were female and 39.5% were male. The average age was 22.37 with a standard deviation of 6.25. About 76.8% of the students were white (non-Hispanic), 6.5% were Latino, 5.5% Asian, 1.9% African American, 1.0% Pacific Islander, 1.3% Native Americans and 2.9% considered themselves to be part of the “other” group.
I see potential bias, as the average college...

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