Analysis of the dynamic relationship between social physique anxiety and depressive symptoms in young adults

Manuel Alcaraz-Ibáñez, Alvaro Sicilia

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This study explored the dynamic relationship between social physique anxiety and depressive symptoms in a sample of young adults over a six-month period. Using a two-wave longitudinal design, data were collected from a sample of 398 undergraduate students (47.70% females, 97.50% white) aged between 18 and 30 years old (M = 20.47, SD = 2.42). Results from the latent change score model showed that initial levels of social physique anxiety significantly predicted changes in depressive symptoms (β = 0.35, p = .002). Conversely, initial levels of depressive symptoms did not significantly predict changes in social physique anxiety (β = 0.01, p = .90). None of these relationships were moderated by sex. The findings suggest that a focus on addressing distressed affective reactions derived from anticipating negative social appraisals may help to ameliorate depressive symptoms among young adults.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo101085
PublicaciónJournal of Applied Developmental Psychology
Volumen66
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene 2020
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