Mediating role of Body Image in the Relationship between Appearance schemas and Indirect Aggression in Adolescents
Saira Khan, Mariyam Noor Khilji, Marriam Rubab M, Muhammad Maqsood Iqbal
Purpose: The present co-relational study aimed to investigate the mediating role of Body Image in the relationship between appearance schemas and indirect aggression in adolescents. Method: The Sample size was calculated through G*power. 120 participants having dissatisfaction with physical appearance were selected through the purposive sampling technique. The Appearance Schema Inventory-Revised, The Revised Objectified Body Consciousness Scale and Indirect Aggression Scale-Aggressor Version were used to assess the appearance schema, body image and indirect aggression respectively. Results: The data was analyzed through Pearson product moment correlation, and Hay’s process macro. Descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were carried out. Results demonstrated a significant positive correlation among appearance schema, body image and indirect aggression. Results also indicated the mediating role of body image between the relationship of appearance schema and indirect aggression. Conclusion: The results of present the study suggested that appearance schema and body image concerns play a significant role in determining an adolescent’s indirect aggressive behaviours. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 23(6) June, 2022; 1-7.