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http://hpq.sagepub.com Journal of Health Psychology DOI: 10.1177/1359105308095971 2008; 13; 1163 J Health Psychol Marika Tiggemann, Yolanda Martins and Libby Churchett Beyond Muscles: Unexplored Parts of Men's Body Image http://hpq.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/13/8/1163 The online version of this article can be found at: Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com can be found at: Journal of Health Psychology Additional services and information for http://hpq.sagepub.com/cgi/alerts Email Alerts: http://hpq.sagepub.com/subscriptions Subscriptions: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsReprints.nav Reprints: http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav Permissions: http://hpq.sagepub.com/cgi/content/refs/13/8/1163 Citations at UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN on January 20, 2010 http://hpq.sagepub.com Downloaded from
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1163 Beyond Muscles Unexplored Parts of Men’s Body Image MARIKA TIGGEMANN, 1 YOLANDA MARTINS, Flinders University, South Australia Abstract Thus far the study of men’s body image has been largely restricted to the dimensions of adiposity and muscularity. The aim of this study was to investigate in a systematic way multiple aspects of men’s body images, in particular, head hair, body hair, height and penis size, in addition to body weight and muscularity. Questionnaires were completed online by 200 heterosexual men. It was found that men were dissatisfied with all six aspects of their bodies, and worried primarily about body weight, penis size and height. In addition, aspects of weight, muscularity, height and penis size, but not head or body hair, were related to overall appearance self-esteem. It was concluded that men’s body image is both multi-faceted and complex. Journal of Health Psychology Copyright © 2008 SAGE Publications Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC www.sagepublications.com Vol 13(8) 1163–1172 DOI: 10.1177/1359105308095971 COMPETING INTERESTS: None declared. ADDRESS. Correspondence should be directed to: DR MARIKA TIGGEMANN, School of Psychology, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia. [email: marika.tiggemann@flinders.edu.au] Keywords ± body image ± body parts ± men ± muscularity at UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN on January 20, 2010 http://hpq.sagepub.com Downloaded from
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BODY dissatisfaction, particularly with weight and shape, has long been recognized as so common an experience among women in western societies as to be characterized as ‘normative’ (Rodin, Silberstein, & Striegel-Moore, 1985; Thompson, Heinberg, however, there has been increasing recognition that men and boys may also experience dissatisfaction with their physiques (Cohane & Pope, 2001; mesomorphic (V-shaped) body with broad shoul- ders and well-developed upper body, but flat stom- ach and narrow hips (Mishkind, Rodin, Silberstein, & Striegel-Moore, 1986; Pope et al., 2000). As is the case for women, men’s body dissatisfaction has
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