This study examined the effects of viewing media-portrayed, objectified male and female images on the body image and psychological well-being of university men. Ninety male university students completed the muscularity attitudes subscale from the Drive for Muscularity Scale (McCreary & Sasse, 2000) and the Affect Rating Scale (Atkinson & Polivy, 1976). The results demonstrated that although there were no significant effects of the images on men's body image, men who were exposed to female objectified images endorsed greater levels of anxiety and hostility than those exposed to objectified male or neutral media images. Methodological limitations, as well as implications of the results for understanding the relationship between objectified media images and men's psychological well-being, are discussed. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Psychology of Men and Masculinity|
|State||Published - Apr 2007|
- Body image
- Media images