Ungdom, krop og medier: - Et eksplorativt studie i unge pigers normative kropsutilfredshed

Frederikke Bjerg Jensen, Line Møller Kjellsson, Katrine Winther Erlendsson & Mia Vibeke Timmermann

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project examines the relationship between young girls, body dissatisfaction and the media. More specifically, the project is based on an exploratory focus group interview, in order to let the girls themselves articulate and define the normative body discontent. Based on the focus group interview, the girls reception of Instagram images was studied. From this it can be seen that there is a conflict between what they refer to as ‘normal’, and how they want to look. The girls are very aware of the media messages they are constantly exposed to, such as Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign and the Cover case, 'thin is unhealthy'. Although they agreed on which bodies are considered healthy, they would not want to have these bodies as they then described them as too big. In particular, they had focused on big thighs, and generally spoke about their own body in negative terms. It appeared that the girls base their likes and dislikes from media images, but then afterwards create normative body dissatisfaction collectively. Since they have created this view together they also strengthen each other herein. As a suggestion for a solution to this problem, we have developed a prototype of a dialogic workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to break with the normative body dissatisfaction they encourage each other towards, and make a space to create new, positive ways, to view their own bodies.

UddannelserKommunikation, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2015
VejledereKim Sandholdt


  • piger
  • Skønhedsidealer
  • Medier
  • Instagram
  • krop
  • Body