FUNDAMENTAL DYNAMICS MEDIATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEVEL OF ANXIETY AND SELF-ESTEEM PRESENT IN CANDIDATES FOR PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND COSMETİC SURGERY INTERVENTIONS
KİŞİLERİN KAYGI DÜZEYİNİN VE ÖZBENLİK SAYGILARININ; ESTETİK, PLASTİK VE REKONSTRÜKTİF OPERASYON YAPTIRMA İSTEĞİ ÜZERİNDEKİ ETKİSİNİN İNCELENMESİ

Author : Boriana DOGANOVA EKİM - Kadriye Esin CANTEZ
Number of pages : 363-379

Summary

Within this frame of expertise and experience, this work aim to unfold the fundamental dynamics mediating the relationship between level of anxiety and self-esteem present in candidates for aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries. The study will be conducted on 180 women from Turkey aged between 21-60 years who intend to engage with reconstructive surgeries. The study will utilize Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and Spielberger Test Anxiety Inventory. These will be reappropriated to reveal the relation between research subjects' self-esteem, anxiety level and plastic surgery treatments. The presence of possible correlations will be evaluated using algorithms correlation analysis. More specifically, the objective in the study aims to answer the following research questions: • Is there a correlation between personal self-esteem, life satisfaction and desire for radical change in appearance through plastic surgery? • What is the essence of the interaction between personal self-esteem, anxiety and aesthetic reconstructive surgery and the way such procedures are perceived by the study participants.

Keywords

Anxiety, Plastic Surgery, Self-Esteem, Aesthetic, Mass Media

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