Drive for leanness: assessment and relationship to gender, gender role and objectification.

@article{Smolak2008DriveFL,
  title={Drive for leanness: assessment and relationship to gender, gender role and objectification.},
  author={Linda Smolak and Sarah K Murnen},
  journal={Body image},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={251-60}
}
Three components of body image - drive for thinness (DT), drive for muscularity (DM), and drive for leanness (DL) - were assessed in 232 college students. A new measure of DL was developed. Data suggested that the new scale yielded valid and reliable scores. The relationships of gender, gender norm endorsement, and self-objectification to DT, DM, and DL… CONTINUE READING