social physique anxiety

social physique anxiety

anxiety that individuals experience in response to a perception that others will negatively evaluate their physique.
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97 college-age men completed the MD Inventory, the Drive for Muscularity Scale, the Male Body Attitudes Scale, the Social Physique Anxiety Scale, the trait scale of the Speilberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, and an abbreviated version of the Yale Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale.
Social physique anxiety (SPA) involves anxiety that is experienced due to the perception that others are evaluating one's body in a negative manner (Russell, 2002).
Participants in the BED group had roughly more social physique anxiety and more were anxious than participants in the non-BED group (p < 0.
14) After six weeks, weight trainers enjoyed enhanced evaluation of their appearance, improved self-efficacy, greater body satisfaction, and reduced social physique anxiety.
The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship of dieting, eating attitudes, social physique anxiety, and fruit and vegetable consumption among adolescents.
With regard to the variable under investigation in their study, social physique anxiety, a relatively stable trait measured on a 5-point scale, a reference value of [+ or -] 1 was adopted and it was forwarded that most participants (i.
The drive for thinness has been associated with self-concept (Strauman & Glenberg, 1994), body image (Slade, 1994), body weight (Striegel-Moore, Screiber, Pike, Wilfley, & Rodin, 1995) and social physique anxiety as an important dimension of self-presentation (Hart, Leary, & Rejeski, 1989).
Therefore, an individual's body image and possible implications of psychosocial functioning and related social physique anxiety should be examined using sound theoretical frameworks.
Recently, researchers have examined social physique anxiety in relation to disturbed eating behaviors.
The purposes of this project were to examine; (a) weight and physical appearance pressures experienced by collegiate synchronized skaters and (b) levels of social physique anxiety among collegiate synchronized skaters.
Social physique anxiety (SPA; Hart Leafy, & Rejeski, 1989) may reduce exercise motivation (Eklund & Crawford, 1994; McAuley, Bane, & Mihalko, 1995) and has been associated with both low (Lantz, Hardy, & Ainsworth, 1997) and excessive exercise (Frederick & Morisson, 1996; Imm & Pruitt, 1991).
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