Media internalization and conformity to traditional masculine norms in relation to body image concerns among men

De Jesus, Arthur Y., Ricciardelli, Lina A., Frisén, Ann, Smolak, Linda, Yager, Zali, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew, Diedrichs, Phillippa C, Franko, Debra and Gattario, Kristina H. 2015, Media internalization and conformity to traditional masculine norms in relation to body image concerns among men, Eating behaviors, vol. 18, pp. 137-142, doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.04.004.

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Title Media internalization and conformity to traditional masculine norms in relation to body image concerns among men
Author(s) De Jesus, Arthur Y.
Ricciardelli, Lina A.ORCID iD for Ricciardelli, Lina A. orcid.org/0000-0002-7038-7410
Frisén, Ann
Smolak, Linda
Yager, Zali
Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, MatthewORCID iD for Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew orcid.org/0000-0003-1145-6057
Diedrichs, Phillippa C
Franko, Debra
Gattario, Kristina H.
Journal name Eating behaviors
Volume number 18
Start page 137
End page 142
Total pages 6
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2015-08
ISSN 1873-7358
Keyword(s) Leanness
Male
Masculine norms
Media internalization
Muscularity
Thinness
Summary Previous studies have separately examined conformity to masculine norms and internalization of body ideals in the media in relation to the drive for muscularity (DM). This study was designed to examine these factors together in relation to DM, and further examine how they may differ in relation to drive for thinness (DT) and drive for leanness (DL). Participants were 284 Australian males between ages 18 and 42. They completed validated measures that assessed DM, DT, DL, male gender role norms, and internalization of body ideals. The findings showed that internalization of body ideals mediated the relationship between masculine role norms and body image in the case of both DM and DL. However, masculine norms and internalization were independent predictors of DT. Our findings contribute to further understanding of the roles that the media and masculine norms have in shaping men's drive for muscularity, leanness, and thinness. Longitudinal research is needed to confirm the nature and direction of these relationships.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.04.004
Field of Research 1701 Psychology
1699 Other Studies in Human Society
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30074109

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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