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The purpose of this project was to measure how closely two psychological surveys were related. Our first survey measured the subjects' level of social physique anxiety; our second survey measured the subjects' level of hypersensitive narcissism. Our findings were that the measures were moderately correlated. Significance testing proved that they were directly related to each other.

Correlation Project: Social Physique Anxiety and Hypersensitive Narcissism
Our initial hypothesis for this study stated that we believed that our two measures, social physique anxiety and hypersensitive narcissism, would be highly correlated. Two of the many symptoms of narcissism include low self-esteem and feelings of inferiority. Because of this, we can deduce that someone with narcissistic tendencies would also be prone to having feelings of social anxiety. When in a social situation, narcissistic individuals express feelings of superiority and vanity. Internally, however, they often feel inferior and self-conscious about how they look. Similarly, those who have high levels of social anxiety often feel that they are being judged by others on their appearance, thoughts/statements, etc. Logically, one could assume that the two surveys intending to measure the construct of body image would have a moderate to high level of correlation, and that this correlation would be one of significance. Method

This study included twenty participants. All of them were between the ages of 19 and 22. Ten were male, and ten were female. Participants were from various ethnic and racial backgrounds. Most were enrolled in college-level studies at the time of their participation in the study. Materials

The only materials necessary for this study are the two surveys given to each of the twenty participants. Survey one, social physique anxiety, measured how the subjects felt about their body’s physique or figure in the presence of others, specifically confidence,...
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