Drive for muscularity and beliefs about legal performance enhancing substances as predictors of current use and willingness to use

Tonya Dodge, Dana Michelle Litt, Allison Seitchik, Sarah Bennett

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Abstract

Using a sample of college-aged male athletes (n = 56) and nonathletes (n = 43), negative and positive beliefs were tested as mediators of the relationship between Drive for Muscularity (DM) and use of performance enhancing substances (PES). Results showed that the Muscularity Behavior (MB) and Muscularity-oriented Body Image (MBI) subscales of the DM scale differentially predicted PES use. Results also showed that negative and positive beliefs are mediators MB-PES use relationship. Neither the MB nor MBI subscales predicted willingness to use a new performance enhancing drug.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1173-1179
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume13
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2008

Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Beliefs
  • Performance enhancing substances

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