THE SOCIAL METAPHOR OF THE HUMAN BODY: Future Temporal Orientation and Self-Esteem of Models
Marcin Szulc 1 1 - Uniwersytet Gdański MAeS 2015; 16 (1): ICID: 1150838 Article type: Original article IC™ Value: 3.00
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The aim of the article is to answer the question of whether models differ in terms of life plans
and self-esteem from the group of same-age girls who are not working in the modeling industry.
The motivation to take up this topic was both the small amount of research done in
this area and the stereotypes about the fashion modelling profession. The study used B.R Little’s
Personal Project Analysis (PPA) and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES). The criteria
group consisted of twenty five models and the control group comprised of twenty seven
girls of a similar age and stage of education. The results obtained indicate that the models do
not differ from the control group in terms of formal characteristics of plans and self-esteem.
The differences relate to the assessment of individual dimensions of plans.