College Men's Perceptions of Ideal Body Composition and Shape.

  title={College Men's Perceptions of Ideal Body Composition and Shape.},
  author={Rebekah T. Ridgeway and T. Tylka},
  journal={Psychology of Men and Masculinity},
  • Rebekah T. Ridgeway, T. Tylka
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Men and Masculinity
  • This study sought to increase professionals’ knowledge of college men’s perceptions of ideal body composition and shape by a qualitative design. Based on data obtained from 30 college men, themes and individual differences emerged. Muscularity, leanness, height, and certain body areas were highlighted and their representativeness within the data was presented. Muscularity was found to be multifaceted with 5 components, and men varied in the overall and site-specific body areas that they… CONTINUE READING
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