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Gender Role Conflict, Masculine Body Ideals, and Male Body Dissatisfaction: Examining the Gender Self-Socialization Development Model

Date

2021-05-18

Author

Mitchell, Jonathan

Type of Degree

PhD Dissertation

Department

Special Education, Rehabilitation, Counseling

Restriction Status

EMBARGOED

Restriction Type

Auburn University Users

Date Available

05-18-2022

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to gain understanding into the development of body image in men by examining the Gender Self-Socialization Model. Specifically, the study assessed variables related to gender roles, masculine body ideals, and body image satisfaction to explore their potential relationships and influences between one another. The study found that while the measurement of the Gender Self-Socialization Model did not accurately predict the development of body image dissatisfaction in men, there is an important relationship between Gender Role Conflict, body image ideals, and body satisfaction in men generally.