Why are Chinese High-school Girls Anxious About Their Appearances?
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- Appearance anxiety; High-school girls; Social comparison; Social media
Appearance anxiety has already become a common phenomenon in today’s society. Some high school girls begin to worry about their appearances and even feel anxious about the narrow definition of beauty and the influences of other people. This study utilizes online questionnaires to explore high school girls who lived in different cities in China to study their levels of anxiety, social impacts on their appearance anxiety, the effects of anxiety, and the ways to reduce appearance anxiety. This research finds out that high-school girls’ appearance anxiety is mostly the result of social interactions including social comparison, conformity, and social media’s use. Moreover, this anxiety mostly arises from people’s internal perceptions instead of actual discrimination experiences. To tackle with this anxiety, our research shows that a small number of high-school girls learn information about make-up and dress up before going out. However, as students, high-school girls own little time to actually solve their anxiety and therefore maintain a neutral attitude towards this anxiety.
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TY - CONF AU - Zihan Yang AU - Honggu Zhou PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/15 TI - Why are Chinese High-school Girls Anxious About Their Appearances? BT - Proceedings of the 2021 3rd International Conference on Economic Management and Cultural Industry (ICEMCI 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 2361 EP - 2368 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211209.386 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211209.386 ID - Yang2021 ER -