Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(3), pp. 334 - 337
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050305
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Physical and Physiological Correlates of Social Physique Anxiety in College Students

Çetin Yaman *
Faculty of Sport Sciences, Sakarya University, Turkey


The purpose of the present study was to explore the relationship among social physique anxiety, physical measures such as body fat and physical self-concept. 367 (226 male and 141 female) college students ranging in age from 21 to 33 participated in the study. Participants were randomly chosen among the healthy students without any metabolic and chronic illnesses and who do not take any pills from the departments of physical education and sport, education of sport coaching, recreation and spots management at the Faculty of Sport Sciences of a state university in Turkey called Sakarya University. This is a correlational study. And it is a descriptive study. Social Physique Anxiety Scale and Physical Self-Description Questionnaire were used to measure social physique anxiety and physical self-concept respectively. A Tanita (In Body 230), a digital scale, was used to measure participants' physical characteristics. Pearson moment correlation and linear regression with a stepwise fashion were carried out to analyze the obtained data set. Results showed that social physique anxiety is moderately correlated to both physical measures and physical self-concept.

Social Physique Anxiety, Physical Measures, Physical Self-concept

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Çetin Yaman . "Physical and Physiological Correlates of Social Physique Anxiety in College Students." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.3 (2017) 334 - 337. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050305.