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1- Department of Psychology, Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran
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Social media can cause body dissatisfaction by presenting social ideals about appearance. This dissatisfaction can lead to eating problems and low self-esteem, which is frequently seen in adolescents. Therefore, intervention in this situation can be valuable for research and treatment purposes. The present study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of the school-based intervention “Dove Confident Me” on eating problems and self-esteem in female adolescents with eating disorders. This quasi-experimental research was performed using a pre-test-post-test design with a control group. The statistical population of the research included all female high school students in Bandar Abbas (Iran) in 2021. A total of 47 female students were selected by purposive sampling and randomly assigned to experimental (23 people) and control (24 people) groups. Eating Disorder Diagnostic Scale (EDDS) and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) were used to collect data. Research hypotheses were tested using multivariate covariance analysis (MANCOVA). The results indicated that the school-based intervention “Dove Confident Me” had a significant effect on the improvement of symptoms of eating disorders (F = 6.41, p < 0.05) and self-esteem (F = 5.35, p < 0.05) in female adolescents with eating disorders. According to the findings, the “Dove Confident Me” intervention can improve eating problems and self-esteem of female adolescents with eating disorders by correcting social ideals about appearance and improving media literacy. Furthermore, it can be applied as an effective treatment and training method.
Type of Study: Original | Subject: Educational Psychology
Received: 2022/03/13 | Accepted: 2022/06/15

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