Appearance Related Commentary, Self-Objectification and Psychological Well-being in Young Adults

Authors

  • Shumaila Nasreen M.Phil. Scholar, Department of Psychology, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Hajra Fareed PhD Scholar, Institute of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-II)06

Keywords:

Appearance Related Comments, Psychological Well-Being, Self-Objectification

Abstract

Appearance related comments and self-objectification seem very dominant in media and real life. Appearance related comments and self-objectification definitely influence psychological wellbeing of individuals especially adolescents and Young adults. The present study was designed to study the relationship between appearance-related comments, self-objectification and psychological well-being in young adults. Purposive sampling strategy was used to select a sample of students (N=120) from different colleges and universities of Lahore. A correlational research design with purposive sampling has been used. Physical Appearance Scale i.e., Verbal commentary on physical appearance scale (Herbozo & Thompson, 2006), Self -Objectification Questionnaire (Noll & Fredickson, 1998), and Psychological Well-being Scale (Ryff, 2007) are used as assessment measures. Results of the research indicated that verbal commentary on physical appearance, self-objectification and psychological well-being are significantly related to each other. Self-objectification is a significant predictor of psychological wellbeing in young adults. There are no significant gender differences in verbal commentary on physical appearance, self-objectification and psychological well-being in young adults.

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Published

2023-03-15

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Nasreen, S., & Fareed, H. (2023). Appearance Related Commentary, Self-Objectification and Psychological Well-being in Young Adults. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 7(2), 58–67. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-II)06