A Survey Study of Deaf Adults' Media Use and Body Image
Previous research has documented associations between media use and body image among young adult men and women. Less research has examined associations between media use and body image among deaf adults. The proposed study would collect survey data from deaf and hard-of-hearing adults about their media use, with a focus on television and social media. Results will be used to examine links between body image and exposure to and identification with various deaf and hearing media models. Funds are requested to compensate participants for completing the survey.