Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018)

The Implementation of Brief-ACT in a Group Setting to Reduce Body Dissatisfaction among Young Adult Women

Authors
Vitriyanti Sukarno Karyo, Dini Rahma Bintari
Corresponding Author
Dini Rahma Bintari
Available Online August 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.41How to use a DOI?
Keywords
body dissatisfaction, early adulthood, Brief-ACT, groups
Abstract
Body dissatisfaction is a problem that disrupts various areas of an individual's life and causes psychological effects that may lead to malfunction in some areas of life. Body dissatisfaction itself is a trajectory that begins in adolescence and peaks in early adulthood. Emerging adulthood is typically the period of life in which individuals begin to choose romantic partners and start marital life, and in romantic relationships, body shape is often associated with sexual attractiveness. Young adult women who are less satisfied with their body shape consider themselves less attractive, a perception that may make it difficult to find a life partner. In a previous study, Brief-ACT was effective in reducing anxiety related to body and weight. We undertook a non-experimental pre- and post-test study using the Physical Appearance and Traits Scale to measure the body anxiety level before and after the intervention. The participants of this study were young adult women studying at Universitas Indonesia. The implementation of Brief-ACT intervention was conducted in group settings. The study found that Brief-ACT in a group setting could decrease body dissatisfaction in young adult women. Among five participants, a significant decline was seen in two, and a moderate decline was seen in one, with the other two showing a negligible decline. From this we concluded that Brief-ACT in a group setting could lower body dissatisfaction in young adult women. This intervention was effective to be used among participants with above-average BMI as well as with minimal early moderate anxiety levels.
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Proceedings
2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
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978-94-6252-782-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.41How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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