Felicia Harris (Grady MA, Ph.D.) and Elli Lester Roushanzamir, #Blackgirlsrun: Promoting Health and Wellness Outcomes Using Social Media Fire!!! Vol. 3, No. 1, Health and Wellness Advocacy: A New Public Engagement Pathway for African American Studies (2016), pp. 160-189
Abstract: This paper presents the case of Black Girls RUN! (BGR), an Atlanta-based organization and social movement with a grassroots and community-driven approach to changing fitness-related ideology and health outcomes within the Black community. Using an interdisciplinary approach built built upon tenets of media studies, cultural studies, Black Feminist Thought, and health promotion theory, this research investigates the importance of centering Blackness in efforts to address racial disparities in health and wellness.
Romantic motivations for social media use, social comparison, and online aggression among adolescents
Abstract: This study examines whether adolescent motivations for social media use, social comparison tendencies and gender are related to online aggression victimization and/or perpetration. Results of a hierarchical multiple regression conducted on data from a national cross-sectional survey of middle adolescents (N = 340) reveals that social media use, romantic motivations, social belongingness motivations and […]
Image and framing effects on perceptions of self-efficacy and body satisfaction
Abstract: This study, in the context of encouraging participants to enroll in a company’s employee wellness program, uses gain-loss framing (Rothman & Salovey, 1997) and social comparison theory (Festinger, 1954) to examine the effects of messages on participant perceptions of self-efficacy for maintaining a healthy weight, consuming healthful foods and body satisfaction. A 2 (framing: […]