نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 کارشناس ارشد روانشناسی عمومی، مؤسسۀ آموزش عالی رحمان رامسر، رامسر، ایران.
2 استادیار گروه روانشناسی، مؤسسۀ آموزش عالی رحمان رامسر، رامسر، ایران
3 استادیار گروه روانشناسی، مؤسسۀ آموزش عالی رحمان رامسر، رامسر، ایران.
عنوان مقاله [English]
This paper is to investigate the role of cyberspace in the prevalence of cosmetic surgeries among women. The research design was descriptive and causal-comparative. The statistical population of this study consisted of all women above 18 years old who referred to cosmetic surgery clinics in Lahijan and had undergone cosmetic surgeries in 1398 AH. Using available sampling method, 30 women who referred to beauty centers and had undergone cosmetic surgery were selected as the sample of study. The comparison group included 30 women over 18 years old who had not undergone any cosmetic surgery. In this study, a researcher-made questionnaire called pathological use of cyber space was used to collect data. Independent t- test and chi-square test were used for data analysis. The results showed that pathological use of cyberspace is different between women who have done cosmetic surgery and those who have not. Also there is no significant difference between women with or without cosmetic surgeries. Moreover the rate of pathological use of cyber space, among women who had associate or lower degrees did not differ significantly from women who had bachelor or upper degrees. The result of study showed that cyberspace plays a role in prevalence of cosmetic surgeries among women with different levels of education. The results of this study can be used in beauty clinics to identify and consult with women who seek cosmetic surgery duo to the pathological use of cyberspace.