Malik, M, Grogan, S, Cole, JM and Gough, B (2021) Men's reflections on their body image at different life stages: A thematic analysis of interview accounts from middle-aged men. Journal of Health Psychology, 26 (8). 1222 - 1232. ISSN 1461-7277

[thumbnail of Men's Reflections on Body Image_JHP_Author Accepted Version .pdf]
Men's Reflections on Body Image_JHP_Author Accepted Version .pdf - Accepted Version

Download (249kB) | Preview


This study investigates how men's body image develops over time. A total of 14 men aged between 45 and 67 years completed in-depth interviews where they discussed their body image since childhood, prompted in some cases by photographs of themselves at different ages that they brought to the interviews. Transcripts were analysed using inductive thematic analysis. From the participants' accounts, it was evident that body concerns did not steadily improve or worsen, but waxed and waned over time. Results are discussed in relation to understanding changing body concerns in men's lives, and the implications of these for future research and practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this article and all relevant information related to it, including copyrights, can be found on the publisher website.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2022 15:16
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 15:16

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item