How health-related behaviors predict body-esteem in men

Monika Bidzan , Omar Yousaf , Mariusz Lipowski , Małgorzata Lipowska


While there is a general consensus on the biological implications of health-related behaviors, there is little research on the implications of health-related behaviors on body-esteem in a nonclinical population of men. This study aimed to examine, using a multidimensional measure of health-related behaviors and controlling for body mass index (BMI), whether body-esteem in men can be predicted by health-related behaviors. Five hundred and sixty-one men between the ages of 30 and 45 years (M= 35.42, SD= 4.41) completed the Body-Esteem Scale (BES), the Health Behaviour Inventory (HBI), and a questionnaire covering anthropometric measures including height and weight. Multiple regression analyses revealed that health-related behaviors (including positive nutrition habits, positive attitude, and healthy practices) significantly predicted body-esteem, R2adj= 0.05, F(5, 540) = 6.91, p<.001. The results are discussed in relation to healthy lifestyle promotion interventions targeting men.
Author Monika Bidzan
Monika Bidzan,,
, Omar Yousaf
Omar Yousaf,,
, Mariusz Lipowski
Mariusz Lipowski,,
, Małgorzata Lipowska (FSS / IPsych / DIPGP)
Małgorzata Lipowska,,
- Division of Intercultural Psychology and Gender Psychology
Journal seriesAmerican Journal of Mens Health, ISSN 1557-9883, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishbody image, mental health, health related behaviors, men, body esteem
ASJC Classification2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; 3306 Health(social science)
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne (CC-BY-NC); with publication
Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 30-09-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.647; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.306 (2) - 2017=2.167 (5)
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