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J Health Dev 2014, 3(4): 304-0 Back to browse issues page
The Relationship of Body Image and Self-esteem with Marital Adjustment: A study on Female Employees of Kerman University of Medical Sciences in 2012-2013
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Background: Body image reflects how a person thinks and feels about his/her own body. Negative body image results in low self-esteem and depression. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship of body image and self-esteem with marital adjustment among female married employees of Kerman University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 380 female married employees of Kerman University of Medical Sciences in 2013. Data gathering was performed through a questionnaire including demographic features as well as items related to body image, self-esteem and marital adaptation. The reliability and validity of the questionnaire had been confirmed. Data analysis was done using linear regression model and through SPSS 20 software package. Results: The age of majority of participants (85%) was more than 25 years and most subjects (65%) had bachelor or higher educational degrees. Marital adjustment showed significant relationship with body image (β= 0.23, P= 0.001) and self-esteem (β=0.65, P=0.001). Self –esteem was a stronger predictor of marital adjustment than body image. Conclusion: According to the obtained results, women’s body image and self-esteem have essential roles on marital adjustment. Therefore, it should be considered by policy-makers and family counselors.
Keywords: Body image, Self-esteem, Marital adjustment
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/06/13
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The Relationship of Body Image and Self-esteem with Marital Adjustment: A study on Female Employees of Kerman University of Medical Sciences in 2012-2013. J Health Dev. 2014; 3 (4) :304-0
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