Body image as a mediator in the association between indirect aggression and appearance schemas

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Abdus Salam, Dr Hajra Ali, Hafiz Usama Munir, Attiqa Khalid, Ali Haider Khan, Hafiz Muhammad Jalees Ul Hassan, Hassan Imran, Khurram Shahzad, Kashif Lodhi

Keywords

Body Image, Indirect Aggression, Appearance Schema

Abstract

The current co-relational study's goal was to determine if body image had a mediating function in teenagers' relationships between indirect aggression and appearance schemas.


Methods: Using G*power, the sample size was determined. Through the purposive selection method, 120 individuals who expressed unhappiness with their physical appearance were chosen. To measure appearance schema, body image, and indirect aggression, the Appearance Schema Inventory-Revised, the Revised Objectified Body Consciousness Scale, and the Indirect Aggression Scale-Aggressor Version, respectively, were utilized.


Results: Hay's process macro and Pearson product-moment correlation were used to evaluating the data. For statistical analyses, both inferential and descriptive statistics were performed. Results showed a substantial positive association between indirect aggression, body image, and appearance schema. Results also indicated that the association between indirect aggression and appearance schema was mediated by body image. 


Conclusions: The findings of this study suggested that body image issues and appearance schema are important factors in determining an adolescent's indirect aggressive behaviors.

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