Traditional and Non-Traditional Male College Students' Attitudes on Muscularity
Body dissatisfaction has been studied widely in women, and is now receiving considerable attention in men, particularly in terms of muscularity dissatisfaction. The present study found that traditional students display higher levels of drive for muscularity (DFM) than do non traditional students. In addition, in traditional students, DFM is predicted by appearance orientation, whereas in non traditional students DFM is predicted by investment in appearance and body type dissatisfaction. Future research implications are discussed.
Spann, N. and Pritchard, Mary. (2010). "Traditional and Non-Traditional Male College Students' Attitudes on Muscularity". Eating and Weight Disorders, 15(1-2), E90-E92.