Dysmorphic Features of the Body and their Relationship to Social Anxiety, Among University of Jordan Students

Lina Farouq Abbas, Saleem Odeh AL Zboon

Abstract


This study aims at pointing out the relationship between dysmorphic features of the body, and social anxiety, among Jordanian university students on one hand, and how each is related to the gender variable on the other hand.
The population of the study consisted of selected students from the Arts and Sciences faculties at The University of Jordan, who are registered for the second semester of the year 2010/2011 in bachelor degree from both genders, males and females.
The sample of the study consisted of (500) students from both genders, chosen by stratified random sample method.
In order to achieve the study’s objectives and answer its inquiries, a connective descriptive syllabus was developed. two measurements were conducted to detect each of the dysmorphic features of the body and social anxiety, where the correlation method was used.
It has been discovered that there is a correlational relationship between dysmorphic features of the body and social anxiety, where the correlation coefficient respectively reaches (0.61) at the significance level of (α =0.05).
In the light of the findings and the results of this study, the researcher recommends conducting further studies about body dysmorphic disorder using new samples and variables, to benefit from this study results, in spreading awareness among the Jordanian society.

Keywords


Dymorphic Features, Social Anxiesty

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