Wearing hijab helps body confidence | BPS

British Muslim women who wear the hijab feel generally better about their body image than those who don’tdownload wear the hijab suggests research published in the British Journal of Psychology today.

The research, conducted by Dr Viren Swami from the University of Westminster and colleagues looked at body image issues amongst British Muslim women.

Dr Swami explained: “In the West anxiety about body image, for women, is so prevalent it’s considered normal. This study aimed to explore how these attitudes differ within a British Muslim community.”

A total of 587 Muslim women aged from 18 to 70 years from London participated in a number of tests. From this group 218 women stated they never used the hijab and 369 women said they used some form of the hijab at least now and then. more:  bps.org.uk