Relationship between Body Image and Self-Esteem Among Adolescents in Mysuru
Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (JETIR), July 2023, Volume 10, Issue 7
7 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2023
Date Written: July 20, 2023
Body image perception can influence the person in a different way such as psychologically, emotionally, and so on, affecting their self-esteem and causing. Adolescents suffering from body image dissatisfaction have a high chance to increase negative thoughts among themselves such as getting addicted to alcohol, and drugs, unhealthy body transformation treatments and medicines, and suicide. There is an immediate need to counsel these adolescents and to implement primary intervention and psycho-educational interventions. The present study mainly focuses on gender differences and the relationship between body image and self-esteem among adolescents, aged 14 to 18 in Mysuru. This study incorporated 60 participants including 30 males and 30 females. Snowball sampling was used to receive the information from the samples and the tools used for the data collection were Body-Image Questionnaire (BI), and Rosenberg self-esteem questionnaire, and the following information was analyzed using SPSS software and involved the Chi-Square test, Kruskal-Wallis test, and Spearman's correlation coefficient. The findings showed that among adolescents, there is a considerable positive association between body image and self-esteem. Also, there is a big disparity in self-esteem and body image between the sexes. The study's findings suggest that effective intervention strategies, such as counseling, are necessary, health, and physical education should be practiced in schools, colleges, and society. The implications of the results were discussed and further suggestions were made for future studies.
Keywords: Relationship, Adolescents, Body Image, Self Esteem
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