Title

Ethnicity, Eating Pathology, Drive for Muscularity, and Muscle Dysmorphia in College Men: A Descriptive Study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-14-2019

Publication Title

Eating Disorders

Volume

27

Issue

2

First page number:

137

Last page number:

151

Abstract

The nature and presentation of eating pathology in ethnically diverse men are not well defined. This study examined associations among ethnicity, body image, and eating pathology in nonclinical college men (N = 343). Analysis of variance analyses indicated that markers of eating, weight, and shape concerns differed by ethnicity: Asian and Hispanic/Latino men reported more pathological levels than European and African American men. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses indicated that ethnicity moderated the relationship between drive for muscularity and body checking, which was strongest for Asian men. Results increase awareness of how ethnicity interacts with body image and eating pathology, which underscores the need for individualized, culturally sensitive treatment for ethnically diverse men.

Keywords

Men; Ethnicity; Drive for muscularity; Muscle dysmorphia; Eating pathology; Disordered eating

Disciplines

Cognitive Psychology | Mental Disorders | Race and Ethnicity

Language

English

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