Calling all college females! We know that social media is an important part of your life. Have you ever wondered whether your interactions on social media impact your health, specifically your body image and eating patterns? Does posting selfies have positive or negative effects on self-esteem? Do you worry about how you look in tagged photos on Facebook? At Connections, we want to find out what it’s like for you online.

That’s why we started Connections: College Women’s Health & Social Media. With Connections, we hope to find out how social media impacts the overall health of young women today. Any college woman between 18 and 22 years old can participate. It’s easy to get involved. Your contribution to this research will impact the future health of women just like yourself.

Participation is easy—everything is online, so you can participate from the comfort of your own home or dorm!

How do I get involved?

  1. If you are a woman in college, fill out an online consent form and take a quick, 15-minute survey so that we can get to know more about you and your social media habits. Click here to begin!
  2. Next, follow us on Facebook or on Twitter @UNC_Connections so you can get the latest updates about our findings!
  3. Share Connections with your friends. Any woman in college can participate! You don’t have to attend Carolina. You’re our best way to let people know about the study!

For more information about us and our project, visit our website:

Questions? Contact us at Thank you!

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