Skip to main content

Body image distortions and muscle dysmorphia symptoms among Asian men : do exercise status and type matter?

Cheong, Shu-Han; Why, Felix Yong-Peng

Authors

Shu-Han Cheong



Abstract

Theoretical Framework: Body image distortions and muscle dysmorphia symptoms were assessed among 78 Asian men who engaged in regular resistance training, aerobic training or did not engage in either. Method: Body fat and muscularity were measured and participants also completed the Muscle Dysmorphia Disorder Inventory. Results: Resistance trained men selected a body shape ideal that was higher in muscularity and lower in body fat. Aerobically trained men also reported higher perceived current Body Fat even though their actual levels were close to their ideal. Conclusion: The results suggest that specificity in body image distortion (e.g., perceived current-ideal versus perceived current-actual) when examining body image distortions might reduce conflicting findings in extant research.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2015
Journal Revista de psicología de la salud
Print ISSN 0214-6118
Electronic ISSN 2386-2300
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Issue 1
Pages 37-64
APA6 Citation Cheong, S., & Why, F. Y. (2015). Body image distortions and muscle dysmorphia symptoms among Asian men : do exercise status and type matter?. Revista de psicologia de la salud = Journal of health psychology / Departamento de Psicologia de la Salud, Universidad de Alicante, 3(1), 37-64
Keywords Men, Body image, Muscle dysmorphia, Exercise, Body fat
Publisher URL http://revistas.innovacionumh.es/index.php?journal=psicologiasalud&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=680
Additional Information Copy of article first published in: Revista de Psicología de la Salud, 2015, v.3, issue 1.

Files

Article.pdf (137 Kb)
PDF

Copyright Statement
Creative Commons Licence: Attribution License. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/



You might also like



Downloadable Citations

;