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Perception of body-esteem among adolescents and adults : a survey

Yau, Jennifer Pillay (2011) Perception of body-esteem among adolescents and adults : a survey. Final Year Project, UTAR.

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    Abstract

    Low body-esteem or body dissatisfaction has been found to be correlated to depression and eating disorder and this problem is affecting individuals of different groups. This research investigates the age group difference, gender difference, and geographical location difference in body-esteem among adolescent and adults. This study is a survey research in which the participants (N = 80) were selected through purposive sampling and snowball sampling from Melaka and Manjung. The Body-Esteem Scale (BES) by Franzoi and Shields (1991) was used as the instrument to measure body-esteem in this study. The results showed that adolescents were more satisfied than adults on several items, especially adolescent females; there was a difference in body-esteem between males and females; and participants from urban and suburban population was more satisfied than the other on different items and dimensions. Specific intervention programs could be developed for different groups through this finding.

    Item Type: Final Year Project / Dissertation / Thesis (Final Year Project)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Science > Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) Psychology
    Depositing User: Library
    Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2011 15:48
    Last Modified: 13 Aug 2019 23:10
    URI: http://eprints.utar.edu.my/id/eprint/271

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