An investigation into body image satisfaction and its relationship with eating attitudes, self-efficacy, and gender

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Delmar, Aine
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The aim of the present study was to investigate body image satisfaction and its relationship to eating attitudes, self-efficacy, and gender. This study was both a between-groups, cross-sectional, and correlational design study, utilising a quantitative research design. It involved 99 participants both male and female to fill out three psychological questionnaires, based on body image satisfaction, eating attitudes, and self-efficacy. Analysis of the data found that males and females were equally affected by body image concerns and had similar attitudes to eating. Analysis of data also found that self-efficacy predicts body image satisfaction scores. The conclusion drawn from the results of this study are that the findings support the growing body of research which suggests that male's concerns with their bodies and diet are becoming increasing prevalent. Further research is needed in the area of body image concerns and eating attitudes in males for more defined results.