Muscle Mania: Development of a New Scale Examining the Drive for Muscularity in Canadian Males

@inproceedings{Morrison2003MuscleMD,
  title={Muscle Mania: Development of a New Scale Examining the Drive for Muscularity in Canadian Males},
  author={Todd Graham Morrison and Melanie A. Morrison and Tyler Rowan},
  year={2003}
}
Three studies (Ns 412, 304, and 250) were conducted to create a psychometrically sound measure of the drive for muscularity, which is defined as the desire, typically found in males, to achieve a muscular mesomorphic body. The 8-item Drive for Muscularity Attitudes Questionnaire (DMAQ) possessed satisfactory reliability and a stable, unidimensional factor structure. As predicted, participants’ drive for muscularity correlated negatively with level of appearance selfesteem and positively with… CONTINUE READING