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Self-objectification and depression: An integrative systematic review

Jones, Bethany; Griffiths, Kathleen


Background Objectification Theory positions self-objectification as a cause of depression. In particular, the authors offer Objectification Theory as a partial explanation for the higher prevalence of depression among women than men. To investigate the validity of this theory, we undertook a systematic review of quantitative studies that have investigated self-objectification as a predictor of depression. Methods Studies were identified by searching the PsycINFO, Medline, EMBASE and Cochrane...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.09.011


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