The Relationship of Identity Styles and Body Image with Anxiety among High School Students

Meisam Dehvari, Hossein Jenaabadi, Abdulwahab Pourghaz
2016 Modern Applied Science  
<p>The present study aimed to examine the relationship of identity styles and body image with anxiety among<br />students. This was a descriptive-correlational study. The statistical population included 240 second period male<br />high school students in Saravan. To examine identity styles, body image and anxiety, respectively, Identity Style<br />Questionnaire (IS-6G), the Fisher Body Image Scale (1970), and the Cattell Anxiety Scale Questionnaire were<br />used as data collection tools. The
more » ... ection tools. The obtained data was analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics<br />(Pearson correlation coefficient and regression analysis). The results of the current study revealed that identity<br />styles and body image were significantly and positively related to anxiety. Moreover, among identity styles,<br />informative and commitment styles had no significant relationships with anxiety; however, normative identity<br />style was significantly and negatively correlated with anxiety, such that with an increase in normative identity<br />style, anxiety decreased. Additionally, the results indicated that confused/avoidant identity style was significantly<br />and positively related to anxiety.</p>
doi:10.5539/mas.v10n3p178 fatcat:col7otalc5fz7crxj5m4sp7ntm