Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND HEALTH   2013 , Volume 3 , Number 4; Page(s) 545 To 550.
 
Paper: 

CORRELATION BETWEEN COPING STYLES AND BODY DYSMORPHIC CONCERN AMONG STUDENT

 
 
Author(s):  VALIZADE MAHDI*, HASANVANDI SABA, MEHRABIZADE HONARMAND MAHNAZ, KEIKHAYFARZANEH MOHAMMAD MOJTABA, MOUSAVI SEYEDEH SARA
 
* ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH BRANCH, ISFAHAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Concern about physical appearance is a psychiatric disorder. This mental preoccupation about physical appearance is a major concern of female students. The present study aimed to determine the relationship between coping styles and body dysmorphic concern in female students of Shahid Chamran University in Ahwaz. In this study, 141 female students were randomly selected from students living in dormitories, and they completed Coping Styles for Stressful Situations questionnaire and Dysmorphic Concerns Questionnaire. Data obtained were analyzed using statistical Pearson’s correlation and stepwise regression analysis tests in SPSS-16 software. Pearson’s correlation test results showed a significant correlation between coping styles of emotion-oriented, distraction, and preoccupation with body dysmorphic concern. Also, stepwise regression test indicated that coping styles of emotion-oriented and distraction are considered the strongest predictors of dysmorphic concern, respectively. Results obtained in this study revealed that coping styles can be important predicting factors of body dysmorphic concern. Hence, teaching students effective coping skills can help them to enhance their mental health.

 
Keyword(s): STUDENTS, COPING, BODY DYSMORPHIC
 
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