Experiences in Appearance Management With Esthetic Treatment of Female College Students
심미적 치료를 적용한 여대생의 외모관리 경험

Jeong Soo Kim
2014 Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing  
Purpose: This study was conducted in order to describe the process of appearance management with esthetic treatment and for development of a substantive theory that explains lifestyle in female college students. Methods: The participants were seven students who had undergone a surgical procedure with LASEK, cosmetic, and wearing orthodontic brackets. Data were collected through face-to-face interviews and analyzed using grounded theory in Strauss and Corbin (1998) . Results: The core category,
more » ... discovering factors of social opportunities' incorporated the relationship between and among all categories and explained the process. Theses processes were categorized acording to four stages: 'facing appearance stress', 'screening medical information', 'applying esthetic treatment', and 'restoring self-confidence'. Conclusion: The findings of this study indicate an understanding and profound insight on the issue of psycho-social health promotion in young female.
doi:10.5932/jkphn.2014.28.2.359 fatcat:rz3epjmevjamnfq3b2o3jnxrwu