Body image, peer pressure and psychological well being among the young adults
Tanya Sapra, Sandhya Bhatt
The main aim of the study was to understand the relationship between body image, peer pressure and psychological well-being among the young adults. For the study, sample of 120 students were selected from the undergraduate courses in Amity University, Lucknow. The sample included 60 boys and 60 girls. For assessment of psychological well-being, Psychological Well-Being Scale developed by Sisodia and Choudhary (2012) was used, to assess the body image, The Body Esteem Scale Revised, by Stephen Franzoi, has been used and for psychological well-being, Psychological Well-Being Scale developed by Sisodia and Choudhary (2012) was used. Results indicated positive correlation between psychological well-being and body esteem, and negative correlation was obtained between psychological well-being and peer pressure, and also negative correlation was found between peer pressure and body esteem. As for the gender differences, significant difference was obtained for peer pressure, and boys were found to be more affected by peer pressure, No gender difference was obtained for body esteem and psychological well-being.