The Influence of Body Image on Interpersonal Self-Efficacy among Junior Middle School Students


  • Yongmei HOU
  • Chen Siying



Junior Middle School Students, Body Image, Interpersonal Self-Efficacy Influencing Factors, Multiple Linear Stepwise Regression


AbstractObjective To explore the present status of body image and interpersonal self-efficacy, and analyze the impact of body image on interpersonal self-efficacy among junior middle school students. Methods A random cluster sampling was used to select 995 junior middle school students. They were investigated with Multidimensional Body-Self Relations Questionnaire (MBSRQ) and Adolescent Interpersonal Communication Self-Efficacy Scale (AICSE). Results ⑴ The scores in the three subscales of MBSRQ, such as appearance evaluation, appearance orientation and self classified weight, were greater than 2.5 and less than 3.5, and the scores of body area satisfaction and over weight preoccupation were less than 2.5. (2) Junior middle school students scored less than 2.5 in the dimension of communication ability and factors of persistence, self-ability and expression ability of AICSE. At the same time, the total score and scores of the dimension of communication strategy and the other four factors of AICSE were greater than 2.5 and less than 3.5. ⑶ Multiple linear stepwise regression showed that appearance assessment positively predicted the total score of AICSE(β=.433, P<.001). Appearance orientation negatively predicted the total score of AICSE (β =-.394, P<.001). Conclusion The body image and interpersonal self-efficacy of junior middle school students need to be improved. Body image may be an important influencing factor of interpersonal self-efficacy.




How to Cite

HOU, Y., & Siying, C. (2021). The Influence of Body Image on Interpersonal Self-Efficacy among Junior Middle School Students. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 8(9), 406–413.

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