Type-D personality and body image in men: the role of exercise status.

@article{Borkoles2010TypeDPA,
  title={Type-D personality and body image in men: the role of exercise status.},
  author={Erika Borkoles and Remco C J Polman and Andrew Levy},
  journal={Body image},
  year={2010},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={39-45}
}
The 'Distressed' or Type-D personality is described by the interaction between high levels of negative affectivity and social inhibition. This study investigated the prevalence of Type-D personality in men of different exercise status, the association between Type-D and body image perceptions, and the moderating effect of exercise status. Participants were 564 British males aged between 18 and 55 years. Of these 200 were classified as sedentary, 148 as active and 216 as weight trainers… CONTINUE READING