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Psychometric Properties of Yelland and Tiggemann’s Drive for Muscularity Scale

Tod, D and Morrison, T.G and Edwards, Christian (2012) Psychometric Properties of Yelland and Tiggemann’s Drive for Muscularity Scale. Body Image, 9 (3). pp. 421-424. ISSN 1740-1445

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The purpose of the current study was to examine the dimensionality and validity of Yelland and Tiggemann’s Drive for Muscularity Scale (YT-DMS). Participants were college students (305 women, MAGE = 20.15 years, SD = 4.00; 356 men, MAGE = 20.24 years, SD = 3.85) who completed the YT-DMS, the Drive for Muscularity Attitudes Questionnaire, the Drive for Leanness Scale, the Drive for Thinness Scale, and a socio-demographic questionnaire. Results indicated the YT-DMS had a stable unidimensional factor structure in both genders, and the pattern of relationships generally supported the measure’s criterion and construct validity. These results reveal the YT-DMS has promise, but helps identify possible areas for improvement, such as a greater focus on sampling the content domain associated with the drive for muscularity.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: drive for muscularity, body image, psychometrics, validity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Sport and Exercise Science
Depositing User: Christian Edwards
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2012 09:34
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2012 10:52

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