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Adolescent Boys are at Risk for Body Image Dissatisfaction and Muscle Dysmorphia
Californian Journal of Health Promotion
and Purpose: Muscle Dysmorphia (MD) is characterized by extreme body dissatisfaction and a drive for muscularity that leads to compulsive behaviors to attain an ideal body shape. The primary purpose of this study was to assess the level of body image dissatisfaction (BID) among male adolescents (N = 149, mean age = 15.01 + 1.85 y and mean BMI = 23.26 + 5.01 kg/m2 ) and whether or not BID was correlated with behaviors associated with MD. A secondary purpose was to examine if a difference existsdoi:10.32398/cjhp.v17i1.2224 fatcat:mijbpzlk4vfzlkmtfyb2qobshe