Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Monday, April 23, 2018 03:31:24 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Bullying can make teens opt for cosmetic surgery: Study

photo by

By
19th-May-2017       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Weekend Plus Desk :
According to a new study, young adults who are involved in bullying, whether victims or perpetrators, are more likely to express the desire for cosmetic surgery in order to become more attractive.
The study was published in journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr Dieter Wolke, PhD and colleagues of University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom said, "Our results suggest that cosmetic surgeons should screen candidates for psychological vulnerability and history of bullying."
The research explored the relationship between interest in cosmetic surgery and bullying in British students aged 11 to 16.
In the first phase of the study, nearly 2800 teens were screened for involvement in bullying, as rated by themselves and their peers.
The second phase focused on 752 adolescents, including 139 identified as victims of bullying, 146 as perpetrators of bullying, and 294 who were both victims and perpetrators.
The remaining 173 teens were uninvolved in bullying. Participants were asked whether they would like to have cosmetic surgery as a way of making themselves more attractive or changing something about their appearance.
The findings showed that adolescents those were involved in bullying in any role were more interested in cosmetic surgery, compared to those uninvolved in bullying.
Desire for cosmetic surgery was highest in bullying victims, but was also increased in bullying perpetrators.
Interest in cosmetic surgery was higher in girls than boys, as well as in older teens and in those whose parents had a lower level of education. But teens involved in bullying, including both boys and girls, had more desire for cosmetic surgery than their uninvolved peers.
"Being victimized by peers resulted in poor psychological functioning, which increased desire for cosmetic surgery," noted Dr Wolke.
In contrast, for perpetrators of bullying, the desire for cosmetic surgery was unrelated to psychological functioning.
The researchers add, "For bullies, cosmetic surgery may simply be another tactic to increase social status... to look good and achieve dominance."
As rates of cosmetic surgery increase, researchers are interested in understanding the factors that lead people to desire a change in their appearance. Previous studies have found that around half of adults seeking cosmetic surgery report a history of teasing or bullying.
The new research suggests that the relationship between bullying and cosmetic surgery is already present in adolescents who are currently being victimized by their peers. n

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Govt must answer what happened to the force disappearances


MEMBERS of around 80 families joined a programme under the banner of "Mayer Daak", a platform of disappearance victims' family members, from across the country on April 21st, as per report of a local daily. Speaking at the event, supported by rights activists, family members slammed the state for denying ...

Entertainment »

Alia Bhatt spies on movie goers


Raazi trailer was launched recently. Last week, in partnership with FB & PVR, Alia spied on theatre audiences watching the trailer on the theatre screen and appeared on a two-way facebook LIVE in front of them and interacted with the audience as they could both see each other. This was ...

Football »

Neymar to be at peak of powers at World Cup: Ronaldinho


Xinhua, Rio De Janeiro :Brazil legend Ronaldinho has backed compatriot Neymar to make a full recovery from foot surgery in time for the World Cup in Russia.Neymar has been sidelined since suffering a cracked fifth metatarsal in his right foot while playing for Paris Saint-Germain in late February.He underwent surgery ...

International »

Iran threatens to `vigorously` resume enrichment if US quits deal


AFP, New York : Iran warned Saturday it is ready to "vigorously" resume nuclear enrichment if the United States ditches the 2015 nuclear deal, and said further "drastic measures" are being considered in response to a US exit.Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters in New York that Iran ...

Football »

Chanathip Songkrasin (left) of Consadole Sapporo and Kazuki Nagasawa (right) of Urawa Reds fight for the ball during their J1 League match at Saitama Stadium in Saitama, north of Tokyo on Saturday.


Sports »

Kvitova, Pliskova give Czechs 2-0 lead over Germany


AFP, Stuttgart :Victories by Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova gave the Czech Republic a commanding 2-0 lead over hosts Germany in their Fed Cup semi-final on Saturday. Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova needed just over an hour for an emphatic 6-3, 6-2 win over Julia Goerges at the Porsche Arena in ...

Entertainment »

Salman, Katrina all set to leave for tour to USA in June


Salman Khan is one of Bollywood's biggest superstars and over the years he has made a brand out of himself. Everything from his dance moves, clothes, accessories to his attitude and body language is a rage among his fans. Salman was recently proven guilty in the 1998 Blackbuck poaching case. ...

Entertainment »

Shahid to shoot for Batti Gul Meter Chalu


Shree Narayan Singh's Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a social drama that depicts the contradiction between long hours of power cuts and the ironically high electricity bills that dig a hole in the common man's pocket. It narrates the story of a man's fight against power distribution companies. Shahid Kapoor ...

City »

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaking at a press conference at the party central office in the city's Nayapalton on Saturday with call to admit party Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in the city's United Hospital for her proper treatment.


Editorial »

Enforce counter-trafficking law


NONE of over 3,500 cases filed under the counter-trafficking law across the country has disposed of since the formulation of the act. It has left the victims and their families in utter frustration. They are also deprived of getting remedy and compensations. Whereas the perpetrators are threatening them to withdraw ...

International »

Thousands of students to walkout across US in call for gun reform


Reuters, Colorado : Thousands of students again walked out of classes across the United States on Friday, marking the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School with a show of unity aimed at pressuring politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.Students from more than 2,600 schools and institutions planned to ...

Editorial »

No law can restrict freedom of speech


EDITORS' COUNCIL, an organisation of editors of the country's national dailies, has recently expressed grave concern over Section 21, 25, 28, 31, 32, and 43 of the Proposed Digital Security Act. It said the sections would greatly obstruct freedom of speech and independent journalism. However, responding to the concern the ...

Football »

Manchester United`s Paul Pogba (second right) and Bournemouth's Steve Cook battle for the ball, during the English Premier League soccer match between Bournemouth and Manchester United, at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England on Wednesday.


.

City »

General Secretary of Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Sramik Federation Osman Ali, among others, at a rally of labourers in Swadhinata auditorium of DRU on Friday demanding implementation of five thousand CNG registration allocated for drivers.


.

Entertainment »

Anny pairs up with Zahid Hasan for first time


Entertainment Report :Popular actress and model of present time Anny Khan for the first time paired up with National Film Award winner actor and director Zahid Hasan in a drama serial.Zahid Hasan is acting in the title role in the serial. Viewers will watch a new role Zara in the ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news