THE EFFECT OF PREGNANCY TIMES ON WOMEN'S SOCIAL PERFORMANCE

Sina Yavarian, Hassan Shams Esfandabad

Abstract


This research was done to evaluate the effects of pregnancy times (1 or 2 times) on 8 months pregnant women’s social function. Mental image of body can be a predictor of some behaviors and effects on social performance. Therefore, this study has used comparison of mental image from pregnant women’s body that had their first pregnancy with those who had their second pregnancy in order to compare the changes in 8 months pregnant women’s social performance. Statistical population is 35 seventh-eighth pregnant women coming to social security clinics and sample size is 30 ones who have have been selected in sample random sampling method. Littleton Body Image Concern Inventory has been used in this study as the research tool and SPSS program (version 22) and Sample Independent Test is used to analyze the data. The results showed that pregnancy condition of 7- 8 months in the first pregnancy is more effective on social performance and reduces it. It can be concluded that it is needed to take training for meeting pregnancy condition of 7- 8 months so that the pregnant women come along better with their physical condition and pregnancy effects less on their social performance. 


Keywords


Pregnant Women, Mental Image of Body, Social Performance

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