The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 26
Page No. 6248 - 6254

A Sociological Study of the Social Determinants of Body Management among the Youth of Gilan-e Gharb County, Kermanshah, Iran

Authors : Arash Ziapour, Alireza Zangeneh, Shahram Saeidi and Neda Kianipour

Abstract: The present study aimed to sociologically investigate the social determinants of body management among the youth of Gilan-e Gharb County, Kermanshah, Iran. The statistical population of the present research consisted of the youth of Gilan-e Gharb County aged between 15 and 29 of which a sample of 402 subjects (148 males and 254 females) was selected through multistage sampling. For data collection, a demographic information questionnaire and a researcher-made questionnaire for body management were utilized. Further, to analyze the collected data, the Pearson correlation coefficient, multiple regression, t-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used with the help of SPSS 23 Software. The results of the present study demonstrated that the mean of the total body management was 2.82 among both genders. In terms of body management, nearly 3.2% of the respondents were in a good state, 72.9% in an average state and 23.9% in a bad state. Additionally, the results revealed that among the socio-demographic variables; education, socioeconomic status and body management were significantly related. Furthermore, the results of the multiple linear regression showed that among the socio-demographic variables; education (α = 0.206) and socioeconomic status (α = 0.098) had the strongest and weakest relationship with body management. In general, the proposed model of the present study explained 5.2% of the changes of body management (the dependent variable).

How to cite this article:

Arash Ziapour, Alireza Zangeneh, Shahram Saeidi and Neda Kianipour, 2016. A Sociological Study of the Social Determinants of Body Management among the Youth of Gilan-e Gharb County, Kermanshah, Iran. The Social Sciences, 11: 6248-6254.

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