gender and body dissatisfaction

"It is estimated that about one-third of adolescent boys desire a thinner body size, and another one-third desire a larger and more muscular body.... Similarly, estimates of the number of boys who engage in weight loss strategies range from 21.5 to 50%, and the number of boys who are trying to gain body bulk ranges from 21.2 to 53.8%...."


Ricciardelli, L. A., & McCabe, M. P. (2002). A Longitudinal Analysis of the Role of Biopsychosocial Factors in Predicting Body Change Strategies Among Adolescent Boys. Sex Roles, 48, 349-359.

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