"She's got a face like a pizza": living with visible acne in early adulthood

Prior, J., Damianova, V., Laskari, D. and Mann , V (2008) "She's got a face like a pizza": living with visible acne in early adulthood. In: Appearance Matters 3; 01 - 02 Jul 2008, Bristol, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Whilst recent research has explored adults' experiences of 'living with' facial acne, (Murray & Rhodes, 2005), little qualitative research has been devoted to adolescents. This poster presents the results of a qualitative study of 6 participants (age 19-21) with mild to moderate facial acne. Semi-structured interviews were conducted, exploring participants perspectives of living with facial acne. An IPA analysis revealed key themes of acne in early adulthood, social interactions, and internal /external aspects of appearance. Implications of these findings for early adulthood are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Event Title: Appearance Matters 3
Research Area: Psychology
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Science (until November 2012)
Depositing User: Jessica Prior
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2010 16:08
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 21:48
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/5856

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