Body Image Disturbance Questionnaire

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The study focused on improving the body image of the adolescents with the use of selfie taking techniques. The researcher used a quantitative two-group quasi-experimental design. Purposive sampling was used to choose the participants who were 30 male and female adolescents within the 15-17 age range, who have low body image and were all students in the same school. Using two groups: the control and experimental and each group had 15 participants. Findings showed that homogeneity among the participants. The posttest results showed no change in the control group’s body image while with the experimental revealed a p-value of 0.001 which is significant at 0.05 level of significance. This suggests that Selfie taking techniques are good enhancers of one’s body image. Knowing the proper ways of taking selfie contributes to the enhancement of the appearance of the picture of a person that could help individuals to analyze and to upload the selfies without editing it and make the selfies taken look more natural. Selfie taking techniques are essentially effective on improving the body image of an individual. It could enhance one’s perception of his/her own body.…show more content…
The materials used in the study were gadgets preferably with a camera and a questionnaire made by Thomas F. Cash and Kathleen A. Phillips (2005) known as The Body Image Disturbance Questionnaire (BIDQ). The BIDQ is a Likert type questionnaire which contained seven scaled items and five more items for qualitative research and for the open-ended clarification of responses. The measure consisted of an excellent internal consistency and test-retest reliability. For the validity, it has been established in relation to significant relationships with other relevant measures of body image, also with measures of psychosocial functioning such as anxiety, self-esteem, depression, eating disturbance. In male, Average Cronbach’s alphas = .88 and in female, average Cronbach’s alphas = .90 (Cash & Phillips,

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