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Scottish/British Participants needed for questionnaire concerned with body image/social anxiety

Monday, August 18, 2014  
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Scottish & British Participants Needed...

...for an online questionnaire concerned with body image and social anxiety in different countries.

This questionnaire is part of a study being run by the Chair of Biological and Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the University of Mannheim, Germany. This research is a follow-up from a very similar study run in Mannheim, however we are now asking for Scottish participants in order to make cultural comparisons.
The full questionnaire includes six standardised rating scales and one additional questionnaire developed by one of our researchers. These scales ultimately aim to measure levels of social anxiety and depression, body image perception, and symptoms of borderline personality disorder. With the full results we are aiming to assess whether there is a link between levels of social anxiety and body image satisfaction.

Additionally the relationship between depression, borderline scores and specific body part
satisfaction is something we will also be investigating. It is predicted that participants with higher levels of social anxiety are more likely to have higher levels of body image discrepancy (dissatisfaction). There is also some literature to suggest that specific body parts may be associated with specific disorders – thus we are keen to discover a relationship between borderline personality disorder and specific body parts.

The research consists of a 20 minute online questionnaire which measures levels of social anxiety and depression, body image satisfaction and borderline personality disorder symptoms. This questionnaire is a followup to a research project previously run in Mannheim. The previous study indicated a link between high levels of social anxiety and body image dissatisfaction and so in order to make cultural comparisons we are keen to gain some Scottish/British participants.

The study link is,

Dr. Florian Bublatzky (University of Mannheim)
Dr. Anne Dyer (University of Mannheim)
Rhona Philp (University of Glasgow)
For more information, please contact: Rhona Philp at

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