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ERIC Number: EJ1109453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
Body-Esteem Mediates the Relationship between Self-Esteem and Social Anxiety: The Moderating Roles of Weight and Gender
Abdollahi, Abbas; Abu Talib, Mansor; Reza Vakili Mobarakeh, Mohammad; Momtaz, Vahid; Kavian Mobarake, Roya
Child Care in Practice, v22 n3 p296-308 2016
The prevalence of social anxiety during adolescence is high, and it is necessary that we increase our knowledge on the related factors that contribute to social anxiety. The present study sought to examine the relationships among self-esteem, body-esteem, and social anxiety among adolescent students, as well as to examine the mediating role of body-esteem between self-esteem and social anxiety, and to examine the moderating roles of weight and gender between body-esteem and self-esteem with social anxiety. The participants comprised 520 high-school students from eight high schools in Tehran city in District 11 of the Ministry of Education in 2012/13. Structural equation modelling showed that adolescents with poor self-esteem and poor body-esteem were more likely to show social anxiety. Body-esteem partially mediated between self-esteem and social anxiety. Weight and gender moderated between body-esteem and self-esteem with social anxiety. Our results highlight the roles of body-esteem and self-esteem as promising avenues for reducing social anxiety among adolescent students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran (Tehran)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale
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