Don't stop till you get enough: factors driving men towards muscularity

Stratton, Richard, Donovan, Caroline, Bramwell, Shannon and Loxton, Natalie J. (2015) Don't stop till you get enough: factors driving men towards muscularity. Body Image, 15 72-80. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2015.07.002


Author Stratton, Richard
Donovan, Caroline
Bramwell, Shannon
Loxton, Natalie J.
Title Don't stop till you get enough: factors driving men towards muscularity
Journal name Body Image   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1740-1445
1873-6807
Publication date 2015-09-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.bodyim.2015.07.002
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 15
Start page 72
End page 80
Total pages 9
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 3207 Social Psychology
3202 Applied Psychology
3200 Psychology
Abstract This study tested a modified Tripartite Influence Model with 307 men (age M = 27.05; SD = 6.25). Sociocultural influences (media and male peers) were predicted to be associated with both internalisation of the muscular ideal and body comparisons, which in turn were predicted to be associated with muscle dissatisfaction and then drive for muscularity behaviours. The model was only partially supported. The results suggested that, contrary to what was predicted, muscle dissatisfaction was not related to drive for muscularity behaviours. Instead, internalisation of the muscular ideal was found to lead to body comparisons, which in turn were found to lead to drive for muscularity behaviours. In addition, internalisation and male peer influence were found to lead to muscle dissatisfaction; male peer influence and internalisation were found to lead to body comparisons; and both media and male peer influences were found to lead to internalisation.
Keyword Tripartite Influence Model
Drive for muscularity
Male body image
Men
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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