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| Published: November 15, 2020

To assess the relationship of body image concern with self-esteem, loneliness, disordered eating, and depression among young adults

Pooja

Post-Graduate student, Department of psychology, D.A.V. Chandigarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shiksha Kakkar

Post-Graduate student, Department of psychology, D.A.V. Chandigarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.048/20200804

DOI: 10.25215/0804.048

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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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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.048/20200804

10.25215/0804.048

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020