Simone Digennaro


The increasing use of social media among preadolescents has been found to impact body satisfaction and lead to the development of a dualism between real and virtual identities. A sample of 2378 Italian preadolescents (Mage= 12.02 years, SD= 0.82) was recruited to investigate this issue. The results showed that the use of filters/apps to alter one's physical appearance and image-mediated interactions with peers and celebrities/influencers were negatively associated with body satisfaction.


preadolescents, body image, social media, dualism

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