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Influence of sexualisation of women in music videos on the body image of Nigerian female youths

Oyesomi, Kehinde Opeyemi and Salawu, Abiodun (2018) Influence of sexualisation of women in music videos on the body image of Nigerian female youths. Gender and Behaviour, 16 (3). pp. 12059-12072. ISSN 1596‐9231

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This study focuses on the sexualization of women in music videos and its influence on the body image of female youths. Cultivation theory and objectification theory were used as theoretical framework. The focus group discussion (FGD) and online survey were used as research designs. The Focus Group Discussion (FGD) formed a vital part of primary data collection. The focus group discussants were purposively selected. Therefore, the undergraduate and postgraduate female of University of Lagos students that participated in this study are knowledgeable and have seen sexualised images of women in musical videos. Two (2) groups of FGDs (Two female groups), comprising 8 persons per FGD session, were used for the study. The first female focus group discussants were undergraduate young girls, single, aged 16 and 20. The second female group discussants were postgraduate married women aged 25 and 35. Therefore, in all, 16 discussants took part in the FGDs. The online survey was conducted using the social networking site‐ Facebook, where opinions of users were sought (via their online comments) on sexualisation of women in music videos. The result shows that the discussants are of the opinion that sexualisation of women in music videos portray or represent women as people with no self‐worth, dignity and respect. The researchers therefore recommend among others that parents, opinion leaders, coaches/mentors, teachers, and other agents of socialization should do their best to buffer the negative influence of the sexualization of women in the media.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Body image, Media, Music video, Sexualisation and Women
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2019 08:02
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2019 08:02

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