The Association between Body Image and Adjustment in Adolescents

authors:

avatar Mohammadreza Tamannaeifar 1 , avatar azam mansourinik 1 , *

Department of Psychology, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran

how to cite: Tamannaeifar M, mansourinik A. The Association between Body Image and Adjustment in Adolescents. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012;14(9):e93233.

Abstract

Background : Over the past decades a large amount of research has been done on body image of adolescents. The motivation for this new surge is based on its effect on their functions and behaviors. The aim of this study was to investigate relationship between body image and adjustment in both sexes.
Materials and Methods : The subjects of the study included 400 male and female students of high school selected by cluster sampling. Information was gathered using Physical Self-Description Questionnaire and Bell Adjustment Inventory. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient and stepwise regression analysis.
Results : Results indicated that there was significant relationship between body image and adjustment in both sexes.
Conclusion : In general, findings demonstrate that positive body image lead to high self worth and adjustive behaviors in both sexes.

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