Furthermore, the respondents confirmed that they modeled perceived positive attributes of characters presented in television dramas, began weight and body shape preoccupation, and purged behavior to control weight (Becker, 2004). Anne E. Becker notes that visual props in many Western social contexts manipulate social identity. Notably, Becker uses a logical appeal and uses credible sources to support her assertions. For instance, she uses material from Ellen Goodman’s case study about Fijian girls’ eating disorders and data from other scholarly sources that address eating problems and media imagery effects in other societies (Becker, 2004).
The book by Alejandra Lopez seeks to address the theoretical relationship between race, television, and eating disorders by presenting the relationship among sociocultural factors (media, family and peer influences), and acculturation related to disordered eating and body image dissatisfaction among male and female Latino adolescents (Lopez, 2011). Using the Pearsons correlation coefficients the author established no relationship between acculturation, disordered eating, and body image dissatisfaction. However, the authors established that adolescent Latinos derive greater influence from media and are likely to disordered eating (Lopez, 2011). He also established that Latino adolescents with greater media influence and peers have a greater chance of developing body image dissatisfaction (Lopez, 2011). The study established that females did not have greater body image dissatisfaction than males but have greater disordered eating patterns, greater desire for thinness and decreased body size than male adolescents have (Lopez, 2011). Lopez established two variables (media and peer influence) that determined disordered eating and body image dissatisfaction (Lopez, 2011).
The article by Peternel and Sujoldzic addresses the theoretical relationship between race, television, and eating