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Chandler, Krista (Kinesiology)
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The purpose of the present study was to investigate the applicabilityof the exerciser stereotype in a female weight training population, in addition to the influence of gender and impression motivation on ratings of physical and personality characteristics. Two hundred and fifty one participants (M age = 19.94) read a vignette describing one of four female weight trainer targets (typical, excessive, non-weight trainer, or control), then rated the target on physical and personality characteristics before completing itemsfrom the Self-Presentation in Exercise Questionnaire - modified for weight training (SPEQ-WT; Gammage, Munroe-Chandler, & Hall, 2005). Results indicated a significant main effect (ps < .05) for one personality, and four physical characteristics. However, participant gender and impression motivation did not influence ratings (ps > .05). The findings provide evidence of self-presentational advantages for female weight trainers, though future research should examine the influence ofthese significant characteristics on both weight trainers and observers.
Shirazipour, Celina, "Exerciser Stereotypes of Female Weight Trainers" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 276.