Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

This study inspected the influence of the media on Muscle Dysmorphia. The participants in this study were 41 male college students recruited from Western Kentucky University's Study Board. The participants completed demographics and then took the Muscle Dysmorphia Questionnaire and the Body Assessment Scale, viewed a film clip and then completed the aforementioned surveys again with rearranged questions. Results indicate that there is a significant time effect between the pre-test and post-test for both the Muscle Dysmorphia Questionnaire and the Body Assessment Scale, and a significant interaction between video and per-post-test Muscle Dysmorphic Questionnaire results. The findings suggest that films cause an increase in Muscle Dysmorphia symptoms, and a decrease in body satisfaction.

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Dr. Frederick Grieve

Disciplines

Psychology

Included in

Psychology Commons

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