Social Appearance Anxiety of University Students from Urban andRural Backgrounds


Ambient Science, vol.7, pp.30-32, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.21276/ambi.2020.07.sp1.oa03
  • Journal Name: Ambient Science
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-32
  • Keywords: Urban Vs rural life, Sport participation
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


The aim of this study is to examine the social appearance anxiety of university students who grew up in urban and rural areas. Personal information form and "Social Appearance Anxiety Scale (SAAS)" were used as data collection tools. As a statistical method in the evaluation of the data obtained; descriptive statistics (kurtosis and skewness) and t-test analysis for independent groups were used. No significant differences were detected in terms of variables of gender and residence (urban and rural Backgrounds). However, a significant difference was found in favor of those who stated that university students participated in sports in terms of the variable of participation in sports. Although no significant difference is identified, this research has revealed that urban and rural youth have social appearance anxiety, but combating this anxiety is a variable that makes a difference.