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Body Image in Students: Relationship with Eating, Media Influence, and Self-esteem

Shubhangi Singh, Prerak Kumar

Keywords : Body image, Body mass index, Media, Self-esteem

Citation Information : Singh S, Kumar P. Body Image in Students: Relationship with Eating, Media Influence, and Self-esteem. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2017; 2 (3):128-134.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0051

License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction This study was carried to examine the body image satisfaction and its relationship with self-esteem, body mass index (BMI), and influence of media on body image. Another objective was to observe any existing relationship between gender and body image dissatisfaction. Materials and methods Exploration of relationship of body image satisfaction with BMI, media influence, self-esteem, and other variables like socioeconomic demographic data, overall satisfaction in life (academic/professional), and current health status was carried out via a cross-sectional study using 5-item-based Likert scale in 303 participants. Results Males showed less concern about body image. Significant relationship of body mass was seen with BMI (p < 0.001), eating attitude (p < 0.001), influence of media (p < 0.001), and self-esteem (p < 0.001). Overweight students had a significantly higher prevalence of dissatisfaction (p < 0.001) than students with low weight who reported a higher body image satisfaction. Conclusion To conclude, this study proves that there exists a significant relationship between eating attitude, media influence, and self-esteem with body image. Adequate anticipatory measures are required for improvement in individuality, self-acknowledgment, and individual contrasts while keeping up ideal weight and dynamic lifestyle. How to cite this article Soni A, Gaur V, Bhaskar M, Kumar P, Singh S. Body Image in Students: Relationship with Eating, Media Influence, and Self-esteem. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2017;2(3):128-134.


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