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The Relation Between Self-Esteem and Body Dissatisfaction


The main goal of this article is to explore the connection that exists between body dissatisfaction and ranges of self-esteem in undergraduate students in the Department of Psychology of University of Tirana. The method applied for the deployment of the present study is a Quantitative with a Cross-sectional Descriptive-Correlational layout and a non-probabilistic sort of comfort or intentional sampling. The sample of the present research is composed of 120 undergraduate students. The instruments that have been used within this study include; the Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ) and the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory. Data were examined through SPSS version 27. Results showed an inversely proportional correlation. Indices show that the higher the level of self-esteem, the lower the degrees of body dissatisfaction. In conclusion, it was observed that students reveal a greater influence of the external and social factors in their overall body dissatisfaction.

Keywords: Body dissatisfaction, Students, body perception, body shape, self-esteem

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