Body image distortions and muscle dysmorphia symptoms among Asian men : do exercise status and type matter?
Cheong, Shu-Han; Why, Felix Yong-Peng
Dr Felix Why Y.Why@hull.ac.uk
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|
|Journal||Revista de psicología de la salud|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|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|
|Additional Information||Copy of article first published in: Revista de Psicología de la Salud, 2015, v.3, issue 1.|
Creative Commons Licence: Attribution License. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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