The relationship between body image, self-concept and happiness among women seeking cosmetic surgery in Tehran
IntrodutionIn today's societies, a high percentage of people are dissatisfied with the physical appearance that such physical dissatisfaction provides tendencies for many psychological problems.The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between body image and self-concept with happiness among women seeking cosmetic surgery in Tehran.
Methods The research method was descriptive-correlational. The statistical population consisted of all female applicants for cosmetic surgery referred to the medical centers (15 khordad plastic surgery hospital, and Fatima plastic surgery hospital) in Tehran in 2016. 100 of them were selected through purposive sampling. For collecting the data,, the self-body multidimensional relationship questionnaire (Cache, Winstead and Janda, 1987), self-concept questionnaire (SCQ) (Rogers, 1961) and the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire (Argyle, 1989) were used. Data were analyzed by Pearson correlation coefficient and multivariate regression analysis using SPSS (ver. 16) software.
ResultsThe findings showed that there was a positive and significant relationship between physical image and happiness. Therefore, there was a positive and significant relationship between happiness and physical image components such as appearance assessment, fit assessment, tendency to fit and body satisfaction, But there was not a significant relationship between happiness, subjective weight and apparent tendency .There was also a negative and significant relationship between self-concept and happiness. Body image and self-concept significantly predicted happiness.
ConclusionTherefore, it can be concluded that body image and self-concept play a significant role in the happiness of women who apply for cosmetic surgery.
Journal of Shaeed Sdoughi University of Medical Sciences Yazd, Volume:27 Issue:1, 2019
1110 - 1117
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