Date of Award


Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name


Organizational Unit

Morgridge College of Education, Counseling Psychology

First Advisor

Ruth Chu-Lien Chao

Second Advisor

Lisa Brownstone


Anxiety, Body image, Covid-19 fear, Physical activity


Improving psychological well-being has been a hot topic in counseling psychology research. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic, people’s lifestyle has been changed that caused series mental health problems. Using a sample of 576 participants from different universities. This study examined whether Covid-19 correlated with Body image a) whether anxiety moderated this relationship. b) whether physical activities moderated this relationship. c) how does different kind of body image avoidance being influenced. Pearson’s correlation test and linear regression analyses were conducted. The result indicated that COVID-19 fear has significantly positive relationship with body image. physical activities level has significantly increase the relationship between COVID-19 fear and body image avoidance-food restriction, body image avoidance-behavior, and body image avoidance-body image concerns. Anxiety has significantly positive moderate effects on the relationship between body image-food restriction and COVID-19 fear. The implication of present findings for college education, clinical psychoeducation was discussed based on the results.

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Rights Holder

Yutong Guo


Received from ProQuest

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File Size

71 pgs


Clinical psychology