Body perceptions and health behaviors in an online bodybuilding community

Smith, A and Stewart, B 2012, 'Body perceptions and health behaviors in an online bodybuilding community', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 22, no. 7, pp. 971-985.


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Title Body perceptions and health behaviors in an online bodybuilding community
Author(s) Smith, A
Stewart, B
Year 2012
Journal name Qualitative Health Research
Volume number 22
Issue number 7
Start page 971
End page 985
Total pages 15
Publisher Sage Publications
Abstract In this article we explore the social constructions, body perceptions, and health experiences of a serious recreational and competitive bodybuilder and powerlifter community. Data were obtained from a discussion forum appearing within an online community dedicated to muscular development.
Subject Sport and Leisure Management
Keyword(s) Addiction / substance use
body image
ethnography
exercise / physical activity
Internet
longitudinal studies
masculinity
social identity
DOI - identifier 10.1177/1049732312443425
Copyright notice © The Author(s) 2012
ISSN 1049-7323
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