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In Pursuit of Physical Perfection: Weight Lifting and Steroid Use in Men

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dc.contributor.author Bardick, Angela D.
dc.contributor.author Bernes, Kerry B.
dc.contributor.author Nixon, Gary
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-21T15:53:57Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-21T15:53:57Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Bardick, A. D., Bernes, K. B., & Nixon, G. (2006). In pursuit of physical perfection: Weight lifting and steroid use in men. Journal of Excellence, 11, 135-143. en
dc.identifier.issn 1496-9955
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/408
dc.description.abstract This study used a qualitative method to examine eight men’s motivations for weight lifting and steroid use. Results indicated that these men desired self-improvement, but their goal of obtaining the ideal masculine body became all-consuming and impeded their social and occupational functioning. Complex cognitive, interpersonal, mental health and personality issues became evident. In-depth assessment, accurate case conceptualization, and creative and individualized counseling or treatment are recommended for helping these individuals reach their goal of self-improvement in a healthier manner. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Zone of Excellence en
dc.subject Weight Lifting en
dc.subject Anabolic steroids en
dc.subject Body image en
dc.title In Pursuit of Physical Perfection: Weight Lifting and Steroid Use in Men en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Education en
dc.publisher.faculty School of Health Sciences en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en


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