Association between Muscle Dysmorphia and Childhood Abuse and Neglect in Male Recreational Bodybuilders

Emre Ozan Tingaz *
Department of Physical Education and Sports Teaching, Sport Sciences Faculty at Gazi University, Ankara and Department of Psychology, Institute of Social Sciences, Cag University, Mersin, Turkey.
Periodicity:February - April'2020


It was sought to the association between muscle dysmorphia and childhood abuse and neglect in male recreational bodybuilders between 18 and 53 years old (Mage = 28.17 years, SD = 8.66) were recruited from two different gyms in age Ankara, Turkey. All participants completed a demographic questionnaire in addition to the Muscle Dysmorphia Inventory and the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire. A significant correlation was found between Emotional Abuse and Functional Impairment (r=.24, p<.05), Appearance Intolerance (r=.19, p<.05), Muscle Dysmorphia (r=.24, p<.05). In addition, there was a significant correlation between Emotional Neglect and Appearance Intolerance (r=.22, p<.05), Muscle Dysmorphia (r=.23, p<.05). Childhood abuse and neglect were correlated with Functional Impairment (r=.21, p<.05), Appearance Intolerance (r=.17, p<.05), and Muscle Dysmorphia (r=.18, p<.05). Consequently, there is a positive correlation between muscle dysmorphia and childhood abuse and neglect in male recreational bodybuilders.


Muscle Dysmorphia, Childhood Abuse and Neglect, Male Recreational Bodybuilders.

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Tingaz, E. O. (2020). Association between Muscle Dysmorphia and Childhood Abuse and Neglect in Male Recreational Bodybuilders. i-manager's Journal on Educational Psychology, 13(4), 19-24.


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