Men and dieting: a qualitative analysis

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De Souza, P. and Ciclitira, K. 2005. Men and dieting: a qualitative analysis. Journal of Health Psychology. 10 (6), pp. 793-804. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105305057314
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TitleMen and dieting: a qualitative analysis
AuthorsDe Souza, P. and Ciclitira, K.
Abstract

This article describes a qualitative study in which men were interviewed about their experiences of dieting and views on related issues such as health and body image. Data from this research were analysed using a combination of discourse analysis and grounded theory. Men engaged in dieting and weight loss constructed themselves differently from women dieters: they described women who diet as doing so for cosmetic reasons, whereas men preferred to think of themselves as dieting for ‘legitimate’ reasons such as health. Dieting and related initiatives such as joining a slimming club were positioned as female activities, which (heterosexual) men were less willing to undertake without receiving ‘support’ from partners, family and peers.

Research GroupForensic Psychology Research group
Applied Health Psychology group
LanguageEnglish
PublisherSage
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
ISSN1359-1053
Publication dates
PrintDec 2005
Publication process dates
Deposited10 Nov 2009
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105305057314
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