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Masculine gender role stress and the pursuit of muscularity.

Mussap, Alexander J. 2008, Masculine gender role stress and the pursuit of muscularity., International journal of men's health, vol. 7, no. 1, Spring, pp. 72-89, doi: 10.3149/jmh.0701.72.

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Title Masculine gender role stress and the pursuit of muscularity.
Author(s) Mussap, Alexander J.ORCID iD for Mussap, Alexander J. orcid.org/0000-0003-1290-3680
Journal name International journal of men's health
Volume number 7
Issue number 1
Season Spring
Start page 72
End page 89
Total pages 18
Publisher Men's Studies Press
Place of publication Harriman, Tenn.
Publication date 2008
ISSN 1532-6306
1933-0278
Keyword(s) masculine Gender Role Stress
body image
muscularity
body change
disordered eating
Summary The relationship between masculine gender role stress and body change was examined in 129 men, aged between 18 and 40 years (M = 24.38; SD = 6.04), who completed the Masculine Gender Role Stress scale (MGRS), the Drive for Muscularity Scale, the Eating Disorder Inventory, and the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire. Significant relationships were observed between MGRS and drive for muscularity and, to a lesser extent, drive for thinness and disordered eating symptomatology. These relationships were mediated by body dissatisfaction, and several of the relationships were positively moderated by self-reported affective problems and personal ineffectiveness. Although interpretation of the results is limited by the cross-sectional design employed, the results are consistent with the proposition that a fear of deviating from the masculine gender role, particularly in men who feel ineffective and who have difficulty controlling and accessing their emotions, is related to concern with, and pursuit of, muscularity and leanness.
Language eng
DOI 10.3149/jmh.0701.72
Field of Research 170106 Health
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, The Men's Studies Press
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017655

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Psychology
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