Impact of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Interventional Program on Body Image Dissatisfaction among Young Adults
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The current study was designed to assess the role of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Interventional Program (MBSR) in reducing body image dissatisfaction among young adults. In this experimental study the sample comprised of 175 participants (female = 100, male = 75). Age range of participants was between 19-25 years. Data was collected from different colleges and universities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Participants were assessed on different measures i.e. Body Shape Questionnaire-16b (BSQ-16b), Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS). Psychometric indices of the measures provided satisfactory evidence for the use in research. Results also indicated that significant difference exists between the means of experimental (M= 59.62, SD= 13.65) and control (M = 38.16, SD= 5.94) groups on body image dissatisfaction t (46) = 7.06, p<.001 among young adults after applying MBSR intervention. This indicates the efficacy of using MBSR intervention in reducing level of body dissatisfaction among young adults. Present research demonstrated the effectiveness of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Interventional Program (MBSR) in improving level of body dissatisfaction among young adults. Training sessions should be arranged in universities about the use of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction interventional program (MBSR). This will help students in solving their socio-cultural, psychological and other related issues in the best possible way. Mental health professionals should also seek MBSR training so that they can help the individuals suffering from different psychological and social issues with advanced ways of treatment.
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