عنوان مقاله [English]
One of the types of anxiety that is very important in society, especially among students, and sometimes reduces the self-esteem of people is the social anxiety of the body. In fact, it is a personality condition that is defined as the degree to which people are concerned about how people look at their bodies. Research shows that people who are very anxious about their body shape are less likely to be present in public, and if they do, they often do so with external motivations. Considering the prevalence of social anxiety in the body and its negative and strong effect on the motivation to participate in peer groups, it is necessary to study this factor and how it interacts with personality traits in terms of the effective effect of participation in groups. Therefore, the present study is a review of studies on the role of limb social anxiety on students' self-esteem. All available resources according to the appropriate keywords are given in this review article. Sources were reviewed and analyzed during the last twenty years (2001-2011). The results of this article showed that (1) There is a positive and significant relationship between social anxiety of the limbs and components of mental health (physical complaints, anxiety, depression, social incompatibility), (2) There is a negative and inverse relationship between social anxiety of the limbs and components of mental health (self-esteem and self-confidence), (3) Limb social anxiety was a negative predictor for participation in peer group. The overall results show that limb social anxiety is a major factor in students' participation in group activities. For a more active presence of these students in group activities, it is recommended that teachers and educators use more active teaching methods. These methods play an effective role in the active presence of students in group activities by raising self-esteem.