The effects of immigration and media influence on body image among Pakistani men

Saghir, Sheeba and Hyland, Lynda ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5813-6400 (2017) The effects of immigration and media influence on body image among Pakistani men. American Journal of Men's Health, 11 (4). pp. 930-940. ISSN 1557-9891 (doi:10.1177/1557988317698627)

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Abstract

This study examined the role of media influence and immigration on body image among Pakistani men. Attitudes toward the body were compared between those living in Pakistan (n = 56) and those who had immigrated to the United Arab Emirates (n = 58). Results of a factorial analysis of variance demonstrated a significant main effect of immigrant status. Pakistani men living in the United Arab Emirates displayed poorer body image than those in the Pakistan sample. Results also indicated a second main effect of media influence.Those highly influenced by the media displayed poorer body image. No interaction effect was observed between immigrant status and media influence on body image. These findings suggest that media influence and immigration are among important risk factors for the development of negative body image among non-Western men. Interventions designed to address the negative effects of the media and immigration may be effective at reducing body image disorders and other related health problems in this population.

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Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education
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Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 11:04
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 06:28
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23222

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