How health-related behaviors predict body-esteem in men
Monika Bidzan , Omar Yousaf , Mariusz Lipowski , Małgorzata Lipowska
AbstractWhile 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.
|Journal series||American Journal of Mens Health, ISSN 1557-9883, (A 20 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||body image, mental health, health related behaviors, men, body esteem|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score|| = 20.0, 28-03-2019, ArticleFromJournal|
= 20.0, 28-03-2019, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||= 0; : 2016 = 0.647; : 2017 = 2.306 (2) - 2017=2.167 (5)|
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