Muscle dysmorphia symptoms and their relationships to self-concept and negative affect among college recreational exercisers
SMC Affiliated Work
School of Liberal Arts
Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
This study explored the nature of the relationship between muscle dysmorphia symptoms and self-concept as well as negative affect variables. Female (n = 183) and male (n = 103) college students completed a packet of questionnaires. Data were analyzed using canonical correlation analyses and revealed significant relationships between the sets of variables. Specifically, the variance explained by muscle dysmorphia symptoms in self-concept and negative affect variables was greater than the variance explained in muscle dysmorphia symptoms by self-concept and negative affect. Perceived body attractiveness and social physique anxiety were the individual variables that predominantly contributed to the multivariate relationships.
Kinesiology | Life Sciences
Ebbeck, V., Watkins, P.L., Concepcion, R.Y., Cardinal, B.J., & Hammermeister, J. (2009). Muscle dysmorphia symptoms and their relationships to self-concept and negative affect among college recreational exercisers. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 21(3), 262-275.
Concepcion, Rebecca; Ebbeck, Vicki; Watkins, Patti Lou; Cardinal, Bradley J.; and Hammermeister, Jon. Muscle dysmorphia symptoms and their relationships to self-concept and negative affect among college recreational exercisers (2009). Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 21 (3), 262-275. 10.1080/10413200903019376 [article]. https://digitalcommons.stmarys-ca.edu/school-liberal-arts-faculty-works/842