The Relationships between Selected Psychological Antecedents and Body Image Concern among Women Seeking Plastic surgery

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Department of Psychology Shahid Chamran University

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to examine the relationships of fear of negative evaluation and fear of negative appearance evaluation to body image concern among women seeking plastic surgery. The sample consisted of 180 female patients. The subjects completed 3 scales: Fear of Negative Evaluation scale (FNE), Fear of Negative Appearance Evaluation scale (FNAE) and The Body Image Concern Inventory (BICI). Data were analyzed using correlation and multiple regression analyses. Results showed that the relationships of Fear of negative evaluation and fear of negative appearance evaluation to body image concern were statistically significant. In addition, fear of negative appearance evaluation was the best predictor of body image concern among women seeking plastic surgery. The present findings highlight some recommendations for these patients that lead to positive evaluation about real body image.

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