Document Type : Research Paper


Assistant Professor, Educational Science Department, Sabzevar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sabzevar, Iran


Today, self-objectification is defined by evaluating the others based on physical appearance, beauty and sexual attractiveness; it is a major source of women suffering especially for female students and reduces their resilience and self-compassion thereby endangering mental health. The current study aims to investigate the relationship between self-objectification with resilience and self-compassion of female students of Islamic Azad university of Sabzevar. The present research was descriptive and correlative. The population of this study included all incoming female students of Islamic Azad University of Sabzevar in 2014 that were totally 647 individuals. Using accessible sampling method and with help of Cochran’s formula for sample size, 242 subjects were selected through Stratified random sampling method. The data was collected using McKinley & Hyde self-objectification scale, Conner-Davidson Resilience Scale, and Neff self -compassion Scale. Pearson correlation and stepwise regression were used for analyzing data with SPSS18. The results showed that there were significant and negative correlation between self-objectification with resilience and self-compassion. In addition, it was found that component of self-objectification (body shame, body surveillance, appearance control) could respectively explain 31 Percent of variance of resilience and 18 Percent of self-compassion among students. Therefore, decreasing self-objectification can increase resilience and self-compassion among female students.


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