Body Image Anxiety on University Students (Differences between Men and Women)


The aim of this research lies on comparing anxiety body image profiles between male and female university students. A total sample of 2089 freshmen—902 women and 1187 men is from the different degrees offered by the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, with an average age of 18.23 ± 0.74 years. The approach used in the research is part of a quantitative design with a survey description. The differences found between men and women regarding their own perception of anxiety suggest that when designing any kind of intervention that aims at the decreasingly perceived anxiety, the gender variable will have to be taken into account. Future investigations should respond to these discoveries in larger samples.

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Vega, H. , Chávez, J. , Rodríguez-Villalobos, J. , Ornelas, J. and López, H. (2014) Body Image Anxiety on University Students (Differences between Men and Women). Open Journal of Medical Psychology, 3, 348-354. doi: 10.4236/ojmp.2014.35036.

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