Body-esteem and its relationship to self-esteem, perceived scholastic competence and social acceptance among adolescents

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Voloczi, Rachel
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BA in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The aim of this study was to investigate the nature of body-esteem, in relation to self-esteem, perceived scholastic competence and social acceptance. This is a between-subjects design correlational survey study, which is quantitative in nature. A total of 86 participants comprised this study, which consisted of 42 females and 44 males attending single-sexed secondary schools. The participants completed Body-esteem Scale for Children, Rosenberg's Self-esteem Scale and Harter's Self-Perception Profile for Adolescents. The results showed no significant difference between males and females in relation to body-esteem. A significant correlation was found between body-esteem and self-esteem across both genders. Results also showed a significant correlation between body-esteem and perceived scholastic competence among females and perceived social acceptance among males.