Lecture Notes in Education
Psychology and Public Media

TikTok and Body Image of Young Adults


Congqiao Wang * 1

1 University of Macau

Corresponding Author

Congqiao Wang


Focus group, Social media, Young adults, Body image, TikTok


As social media like TikTok grows more popular in the digital age, people seem to be driven more and more by standards on social media, despite the lack of research. This study chooses to use the research method of Focus group and selects six university students from the University of Macau for research (N=6) to explore the relationship between TikTok and the body image of young adults. These participants were avid users of social media, and the final data showed gender differences, individual differences, and indirect impact differences. In the data provided by this sample, we not only saw the different effects on each participant, but also shows how young adults were indirectly affected when TikTok went mainstream.


Congqiao Wang. TikTok and Body Image of Young Adults. LNEP (2021) LNEP ICEIPI 2021: 388-393. DOI: 10.54254/lnep.iceipi.2021244.


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