Exploration of the negative and positive impact of body shaming experience through autoethnography approach


  • Annisa Dwi Astuti Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Winarini Wilman D. Mansoer Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia


autoetnography, negative impact, positive impact, body shame


Body shaming, or humiliating someone because of her or his body, regardless performed by oneself or by others, can elicit negative response to the victim. This autoethnography study aims to find out how individuals interpret their body shaming experiences. Participants were the first author and two young adult women who had similar body shaming experiences. The results showed that body shaming experiences raised negative emotions in all participants. However, the impact varies for each participant. The results of the study are summarized in seven significant themes: the emergence of body shaming, reasons for diet, the negative impacts, coping strategies, body shaming during and after diet, the positive impact, and support for dealing with body shaming. This study is expected to increase public understanding of the body shaming phenomenon, the impacts, and the various strategies to overcome the experiences of body shaming.


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Author Biographies

Annisa Dwi Astuti, Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia

Annisa Dwi Astuti yang akrab disapa Tuti adalah mahasiswa Program Magister Psikologi Profesi Klinis Dewasa Universitas Indonesia. Tuti menyelesaikan pendidikan sarjananya di Univeristas Indonesia dengan peminatan Psikologi Klinis dan Psikologi Pendidikan. Tuti merupakan co-founder U-Shape UI (Undergraduated Students of Psychology Shaping Others Behavior Universitas Indonesia) yang merupakan kelompok peminatan mahasiswa yang bergerak di bidang training. Sebelum menempuh pendidikan magisternya, Tuti bekerja di Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia di bagian Penguatan Pendidikan Karakter.

Winarini Wilman D. Mansoer, Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia

Winarini Wilman D. Mansoer adalah pengajar di Fakultas Psikologi Universitas Indonesia sejak tahun 1981. Winarini memperoleh gelar psikolognya di Universitas Indonesia. Winarini kemudian melanjutkan pendidikan Master of Educational Studies in Psychology Education di University of Queensland dan Doctor of Philosophy in Education di univeristas yang sama. Bidang minat penelitian dan pengajaran Winarini adalah Psikologi Perkembangan Remaja, Keluarga, Perkawinan, Kebahagiaan, Body Image, dan Perilaku Konflik Antar Kelompok. Winarini telah menerbitkan berbagai buku dan artikel jurnal nasional maupun internasional. Saat ini Winarini merupakan pengajar Bidang Studi Psikologi Perkembangan di Universitas Indonesia.


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Astuti, A. D., & Mansoer, W. W. D. (2021). Exploration of the negative and positive impact of body shaming experience through autoethnography approach. Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat, 8(2), 266–289. https://doi.org/10.24854/jpu212



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