THE EFFECT OF SOCIAL SUPPORT, SELF-ESTEEM AND BIG FIVE FACTORS PERSONALITY TRAITS ON THE BODY IMAGE OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE LARGE BODIES

Yulia Mellisa, Kiki Rizki Fitriani, Henny Rusmiati

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Being overweight is a common problem for both men and women. Many factors influence how a person perceives the body image. The purpose of this study is to measure the effects of self-esteem, social support and big five factor personality traits on a person's body image, especially for people who have large bodies. Respondents of this study are people who have large bodies; the selection criteria was based on the calculation of body mass index, which included them in the weight category (overweight or  obese) and the age category (late adolescence, early adulthood and middle age) by using the non-probability sampling techniques. The research instruments used in this study were the scale of social support, the scale of self-esteem, the scale of the personality type with the Big Five Inventory (BFI) measurement and the body image scale using the Multidimensional Body-Self Relation Questionnaire (MBSRQ); while the analytical method used is multiple regression analysis. The results showed that there was a positive correlation between self-esteem and body image. Only the conscientiousness domain has a significant influence on one's body image.

 

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self-esteem, social support, big five factor, body image

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejsss.v5i3.879

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