Body image concerns of gay men: the roles of minority stress and conformity to masculine norms.

@article{Kimmel2005BodyIC,
  title={Body image concerns of gay men: the roles of minority stress and conformity to masculine norms.},
  author={Sara B Kimmel and James R. Mahalik},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={1185-90}
}
The authors hypothesized that gay men's experiences of minority stress and their conformity to masculine norms would be associated with increased body image dissatisfaction and masculine body ideal distress. For this cross-sectional study, 357 gay males completed a Web-based survey, and 2 multiple regression analyses indicated that minority stress factors (i.e., internalized homophobia, expected stigma for being gay, and experiences of physical attack) were associated with body image… CONTINUE READING
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