Desiring the Muscular Ideal: Men's Body Satisfaction in the United States, Ukraine, and Ghana

  title={Desiring the Muscular Ideal: Men's Body Satisfaction in the United States, Ukraine, and Ghana},
  author={D. Frederick and Gregory Buchanan and Leila Sadehgi-Azar and L. A. Peplau and M. Haselton and A. Berezovskaya and R. E. Lipinski},
  journal={Psychology of Men and Masculinity},
  • D. Frederick, Gregory Buchanan, +4 authors R. E. Lipinski
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Men and Masculinity
  • Failure to achieve a lean and muscular build, a prominent characteristic of masculinity for many men, may lead to body dissatisfaction. In four studies the authors used silhouette measures to assess men’s satisfaction with their muscularity and body fat. Across studies, many U.S. men (51‐71%) were not satisfied with their body fat level. Further, over 90% of U.S. undergraduate men wanted to be more muscular, as did many Ukrainian (69%) and Ghanaian (49%) men. In the United States, men’s ratings… CONTINUE READING
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