Body Image and Mental Health Problems among University Students

Authors

  • Dr. Saleem Abbas Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Management and Technology, Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Gohar Afshan Batool M. Phil. Scholar, Department of Psychology, Riphah International University, Faisalabad Campus, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Irum Shahzadi M. Phil. Scholar, Department of Psychology, Riphah International University, Faisalabad Campus, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2024(5-I)20

Keywords:

Body Image, Psychological Distress, Self-Esteem, Social Adjustment

Abstract

The objective of the present study was to investigate the relationship between body image have a relationship with the psychological distress, self-esteem and social adjustment among university students. After the review of the literature following hypotheses were formulated 1). There would be significant relationship between body image, psychological distress, self-esteem and social adjustment among university students. 2). Body image would predict mental health problems (psychological distress, self-esteem and social adjustment) among university students. For this study total 300 participants including 150 males and 150 females with the age range from18-35 years were selected through simple random sampling from different private and Govt universities located in Faisalabad. In order to measure the variables body image scale, psychological distress scale, Rosenberg self-esteem scale and social adjustment scale were applied. Descriptive and inferential including Pearson correlation and regression analysis was used to calculate the results. Findings of the present study have shown that the both hypotheses were approved P<.05. This study will be beneficial for the students, mental health professionals and people related to academia to manage the mental health of their clients and students.

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Published

2024-01-09

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Abbas, S., Batool, G. A., & Shahzadi, I. (2024). Body Image and Mental Health Problems among University Students. Annals of Human and Social Sciences, 5(1), 217–229. https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2024(5-I)20