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Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. Frederick G. Grieve (Director), Dr. Andrew Mienaltowski, Dr. Sarah Ostrowski

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The purpose of this study was to investigate whether men with a large amount of Muscle Dysmorphia symptoms had a more favorable outlook and opinion of body work. Participants in the current study were a convenience sample of men recruited from undergraduate classes at Western Kentucky University and the community of Bowling Green Kentucky and Somerset Kentucky. A total of 215 men completed the study. Participants completed the Muscle Dysmorphia Inventory (MDI) and the Attitude-Behavior Questionnaire (ABQ). Results indicate scores on the MDI were significant predictors of scores on the ABQ. This suggests that men with a high number of Muscle Dysmorphia symptoms have a more favorable outlook and opinion of body work.


Cognition and Perception | Health Psychology | Personality and Social Contexts | Psychology | Social Psychology