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The purpose of the research work was to know about the relationship between body image satisfaction and self-confidence of visually impaired students. A significant relationship between body image satisfaction and self-confidence was hypothesized. The sample of the study consisted of 100 students with visual impairment, 50 males and 50 females. The study was descriptive in nature with a cross sectional design. The questionnaire consisted of 14 items related to body image satisfaction and 20 items related to self-confidence. Data was collected through face to face interaction. The results were drawn on the basis of responses given by the respondents. The results of correlation and chi-square revealed that there was a positive relationship between body image satisfaction and self-confidence. Male and female visually impaired students have same level of body image satisfaction. Visually impaired students from all these Socioeconomic Status have also the same level of body image.
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