Body Weight Effect on Body Image among Gym Users and Non-Gym Users

Vidhi Khanna, Ekant Sharma, Shashvat Chauhan, Pragyendu, Sonal D. Parmar, Minakshi D. Desai
2015 International Journal of Indian Psychology  
Body image relates to how a person thinks and feels about his or her own body. Body image plays crucial role for the Indian gym user adults for their physical look. Gym users often are concerned about their physical appearance, dissatisfied with their look and weight, or want to lose weight. The aim of the present study was to find out the difference in body image between adult gym users and non-gym users and to study the impact of weight difference in body image among adults. The sample
more » ... . The sample consisted of 60 gym user adults and 60 non-gym user adults. Gym users were selected randomly from various health clubs of Rajkot city and non-gym users were selected from areas of Rajkot city in Gujarat. Body image scale constructed by Dean Jade was used to measure body image among gym user and non-gym user's adults. The data was analyzed in terms of mean, SD, and 't'test. The result of t-test revealed significant difference in body image between adult gym users and non-gym users. Gym users were more dissatisfied with their body image than non-gym users. Non-gym user males and females had satisfactory body image, whereas gym user males and females had dissatisfaction with their body. Similarly people having more weight were dissatisfied with their body image as compared to people having less weight.
doi:10.25215/0301.157 fatcat:tbvyab25vfa5lahnima3zqk7gu