Generational differences in men’s drive for muscularity and reliance on body-image for self-worth

dc.contributor.advisorOrr, Patriciaen
dc.contributor.authorOwen, Shaneen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-16T12:18:37Z
dc.date.available2017-03-16T12:18:37Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.description.abstractThe current study explored generational differences in drive for muscularity (DM) and body apperception. Excessive DM is correlated with mental and physical health risks. Previous research indicated the need to identify vulnerable demographics in order to better direct supports. This study adds to that undertaking by examining age and reliance on body image in order to see if they impact on DM. A convenience sample of 149 men from two age groups, 18-30 (N=81) and 45-60 (N=68) years old were recruited. Participants completed a questionnaire on attitudinal and behavioural measures of DM, and a measure of reliance on body image as a source of self-worth (MBA). Results: Younger males exhibited higher muscularity-related attitudes and behaviours; however, both groups displayed similar MBA scores. Further analysis, controlling for aspects of body image which may impact DM, showed that age itself appears to be a factor in DM. Author keywords: Body image, muscularity, male body image, body apperception, drive for muscularityen
dc.identifier.citationOwen, S. (2016). Generational differences in men’s drive for muscularity and reliance on body-image for self-worth. Higher Diploma Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/3168
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectSociologyen
dc.subjectApplied psychologyen
dc.titleGenerational differences in men’s drive for muscularity and reliance on body-image for self-worthen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.type.degreelevelHigher Diplomaen
dc.type.degreenameHigher Diploma in Arts in Psychologyen
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