Relations between Different Dimensions of Self-Perception, Self-Esteem and Body Mass Index of Female Students

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Vesna Bratovcic; Branimir Mikic; Zarko Kostovski; Amela Teskeredzic & Izudin Tanovic


The aims of this study were to investigate the association of body mass index with different dimensions of self-perception and the level of self-esteem among female students of first and second year at the University of Tuzla. The study was conducted on a sample of 120 female students of the first and second year at the University of Tuzla. The study used the following instruments: Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (ROSF), Questionnaire PD/form A and Body Mass Index calculation. Results indicate that self-esteem and self-worth, and a sense of comfort and discomfort affect the experience of body perception unrelated to body mass index. It is also determined which variables are significant predictors of the experience of body perception and the level of self-esteem in the examined sample. The obtained results indicate a significant correlation between self-perception and sense of well-being related to body image on self-esteem among students in the study sample, which may not be related to actual body appearance in terms of reduced or increased body weight.

KEY WORDS: Self-perception; Body mass index; Self-esteem; Students.

How to cite this article

BRATOVCIC, V.; MIKIC, B.; KOSTOVSKI, Z.; TESKEREDZIC, A. & TANOVIC, I. Relations between different dimensions of self-perception, self-esteem and body mass index of female students. Int. J. Morphol., 33(4):1338-1342, 2015.