Body image perception among men in three countries.

  title={Body image perception among men in three countries.},
  author={Harrison Graham Pope and Amanda J Gruber and Barbara Mangweth and Bruno Bureau and Christine DeCol and Roland Jouvent and James I. Hudson},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={157 8},
OBJECTIVE The authors tested the hypothesis that men in modern Western societies would desire to have a much leaner and more muscular body than the body they actually had or perceived themselves to have. METHOD The height, weight, and body fat of college-aged men in Austria (N=54), France (N=65), and the United States (N=81) were measured. Using the somatomorphic matrix, a computerized test devised by the authors, the men chose the body image that they felt represented 1) their own body, 2… CONTINUE READING

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