| Published: November 15, 2020
To assess the relationship of body image concern with self-esteem, loneliness, disordered eating, and depression among young adults
Background: Body image is the perception of one’s body appearance, shape, and size. Youthful grown-ups are more worried about their physical appearance. Aim: The study aimed to assess the relationship of body image concern with self-esteem, loneliness, disordered eating, and depression among young adults. Methodology: There were 80 individuals recruited as a sample aged 20 to 25 in which there were 40 females and 40 males. Body Image Concern Inventory (BICI) for body image concern (2005), Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale for self-esteem (1965), The UCLA Loneliness scale for loneliness (1978), Eating disorder (1979), Beck Depression Inventory for depression (1961) was used in this study. To analyse the results t-test and Pearson product-moment correlation statistical were used. Results: The results show that there was a positive correlation between body image concern, loneliness, disordered eating, and depression, and a negative correlation between body image concern and self-esteem was found. It also shows that both genders were equally concerned about their body image.
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© 2020, Pooja & Kakkar S.
Received: October 08, 2020; Revision Received: November 12, 2020; Accepted: November 15, 2020
Published in Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020