Does Gender, Getting an Art Education, and Mental Health Explain The Appearance-Related Social Media Consciousness?

  • Hatice Kübra Özalp
  • Ömer Faruk Akbulut Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi


This study aims to examine the appearance-related social media consciousness levels of university students in terms of gender, get art education, and psychological symptoms (depression, anxiety, stress) variables. This research was carried out with the correlational model, which is one of the quantitative research methods. The study group of the research consists of 295 university students, 229 female, and 66 male, studying at different higher education institutions in Turkey. The Appearance-Related Social Media Consciousness Scale, Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21, and Personal Information Form were used in the research. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Analysis and Hierarchical Regression Analysis methods were used in the analysis of the data. In the research, it was seen that gender (female), get art education (yes), and psychological symptoms (depression, anxiety, stress) had a significant explanatory value of 14.9% on the appearance-related social media consciousness. The findings obtained from the research were discussed within the framework of the literature and suggestions were made.