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Psychometric Properties of the Drive for Muscularity Attitudes Questionnaire Among Irish Men

Ryan, TA; Morrison, TG; (2014) Psychometric Properties of the Drive for Muscularity Attitudes Questionnaire Among Irish Men. SAGE Open , 4 (3) 10.1177/2158244014551526. Green open access

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Abstract

The Drive for Muscularity Attitudes Questionnaire (DMAQ) was developed to measure men’s desire to attain an idealized muscular body. To date, the cross-cultural suitability of this measure has received limited attention. The current study addressed this omission by testing the psychometric properties of the DMAQ using an online sample of Irish men ( N = 327). Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that a unidimensional model adequately matched observed data (i.e., fit indices suggested acceptable model fit). Analyses also showed that the DMAQ yielded reliable and construct valid scores, suggesting that the scale holds promise as an indicant of the drive for muscularity among Irish men. Strengths and limitations associated with this study are discussed, such as advantages and disadvantages of Internet research. Directions for future research are given, including the need for more psychometric work

Type: Article
Title: Psychometric Properties of the Drive for Muscularity Attitudes Questionnaire Among Irish Men
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/2158244014551526
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2158244014551526
Additional information: Copyright © 2014 by SAGE Publications Inc. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (http://www.uk.sagepub.com/aboutus/openaccess.htm).
Keywords: Psychometrics, confirmatory factor analysis, body image, muscularity, men
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1466470
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