Body Dissatisfaction and Body Change Behaviors among Indonesian and Chinese College Students

Sukamto, Monique Elizabeth and Karunia, Nurlita Endah and Jiasheng, Zhong and Shiyao, Zhang and Santoso, Sylvia (2013) Body Dissatisfaction and Body Change Behaviors among Indonesian and Chinese College Students. In: International Conference on Psychology Health, Social and Organizational Settings (ICP-HESOS): Psychology in Changing Global Contexts, 21-23 November 2013, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya.

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Abstract

Being in transition period between adolescent and adulthood, college students are still affected by physical, psychological, and socio-emotional changes. The physical changes during adolescence give rise to great concern about body shape and size until they enter adulthood, so they tend to feel dissatisfied and try some efforts to change their body shape and size. The dissatisfaction toward one's body or specific body parts is called body dissatisfaction,whereas efforts to change one's body shape or size refers to body change behavior The aim of this studywas to investigate the correlation between body dissatisfaction and body change behavior among Indonesian and Chinese college students. Subjects are both female and male college students from University of Surabaya (N=50) and Zhejiang University of Technology (N=50), aged 17-25 years. This is a quantitative study and data are collected using questionnaires. The results showed that: (I) there was a significant correlation behveen body dissatisfaction and body change behavior (to lose weight) among Indonesian college students (r= .407, sig.= .003 (< .01)), whereas there was no significant correlation among Chinese (r= ,158, sig.=.272 (> .05)); (2) there was no significant correlation between body dissatisfaction and body change behavior (to increase muscle bulk) either among Indonesian (r=,086, sig.=.552 (>.05)) or Chinese college students (r= ,054, sig.=707 (>.05)). The results will be discussed later.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Body dissatisfaction, body change behavior, Indonesian and Chinese college students
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 07:33
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2021 16:31
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/7016

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