Cognitive Study

| Published: September 25, 2020

Influence of appearance anxiety and self-confidence on female’s exercising habit

Sandhra K J

3rd B.Sc. Student, Department of Psychology, Christ College Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Paul Betty

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Christ College (Autonomous) Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.033/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.033


Regular exercise is considered as an essential and healthy behaviour that people take forward throughout their life. An increased importance and practice of regular exercise through a variety of possible ways are visible in the present society. The major accepted reasoning behind this practice is to gain self-confidence or else to manage the appearance anxiety among individuals. The study focusses to understand the influence of these factors in the exercising behaviour of individuals. The sample of the study consisted of 100 women including both exercising and non-exercising ones and the scales used were Appearance Anxiety Inventory (AAI) and the Self-Confidence scale. Independent sample t-test and regression were carried out to reach the conclusion that appearance anxiety significantly influenced exercising behaviour and had a predictability of 13%.

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020