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

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Saghir, S. and Hyland, L. 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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1557988317698627
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TitleThe effects of immigration and media influence on body image among Pakistani men
AuthorsSaghir, S. and Hyland, L.
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.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherSAGE Publications
JournalAmerican Journal of Men's Health
ISSN1557-9891
Publication dates
Print16 Mar 2017
Online16 Mar 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited18 Dec 2017
Accepted15 Feb 2017
Output statusPublished
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1557988317698627
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