Title

Muscle dysmorphia symptoms and their relationships to self-concept and negative affect among college recreational exercisers

SMC Author

Rebecca Concepcion

SMC Affiliated Work

1

Author Role

co-author

Status

Faculty

School

School of Liberal Arts

Department

Kinesiology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-24-2009

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Sport Psychology

Description/Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1080/10413200903019376

Volume

21

Issue

3

First Page

262

Last Page

275

Disciplines

Kinesiology | Life Sciences

Original Citation

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.

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