ADDICTA: The Turkish Journal on Addictions
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A Study on Health Nutrition Obsession, Social– Physique Anxiety, and Social Media Addiction of Young Individuals


Department of Health Management, University of Health Sciences Faculty of Gulhane Health Sciences, Ankara, Türkiye


Department of Health Management, Suleyman Demirel University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Isparta, Türkiye

Addicta 2024; 11: 105-111
DOI: 10.5152/ADDICTA.2024.23141
Read: 369 Downloads: 177 Published: 14 March 2024

Abstract: The objective of this research is to explore the connections between preoccupation with healthy dietary habits, social physical apprehension, and addiction to social networking platforms among young people. The research focuses on individuals aged between 18 and 29 residing in Isparta, Turkey, comprising the study population. In the study, a questionnaire was given to 400 people, and the obtained data were analyzed using various statistical methods. The outcomes of the correlation analysis revealed statistically significant and positive associations between the fixation on healthy eating and both social physical anxiety and social media addiction. Additionally, a positive relationship was observed between social media addiction and social physical anxiety. The findings from the regression analysis indicated that the fixation on healthy eating accounted for 6.3% of the overall variation in social physical anxiety and 3.7% in social media addiction. Finally, it was concluded that social physical anxiety explained 2.5% of the total variance in social media addiction. The findings of this study are believed to hold significance in comprehending the connections among the fixation on healthy eating, social physical anxiety, and social media addiction among young individuals.

Cite this article as: Kalender, S., & Kişi, M. (2024). A study on health nutrition obsession, social–physique anxiety, and social media addiction of young individuals. Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions, 11(1), 105-111.

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