The Impact of Body Image on Self-Esteem

The image one has of his or her body is influenced by a variety of sources. The many influences include gender type, media and advertisements, peer pressure, familial influences, and cultural expectations. In turn, our self-esteem comes largely from our body image. The following thesis explores where, why, and how people determine their body image and to what degree it affects self-esteem.

Kristi Wilder
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