Body image, media influences, sexual risk, and sexuality in men

Coleiro, Christopher. 2009, Body image, media influences, sexual risk, and sexuality in men, D.Psych.(Clinical) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

Title Body image, media influences, sexual risk, and sexuality in men
Alternative title The application of motivational interviewing to enhance treatment engagement
Author Coleiro, Christopher.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych.(Clinical)
Date submitted 2009
Keyword(s) Body image in men - Psychological aspects
Gay men - Health and hygiene
Mass media - Psychological aspects
Motivational interviewing
Summary This thesis examined the relationships between men's body image, different media influences, sexual orientation, and sexual risk taking. In comparison to heterosexuals, gay men were significantly less satisfied with their bodies. Media influences predicted men's body image, and gay men demonstrated greater internalisation of media messages compared to heterosexual men. Based on four case studies the portfolio demonstrates that motivational interviewing might be a useful approach to manage ambivalence and resistance to clients presenting with an anxiety disorder or a parent-child relational issue.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.4613
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