Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 23–28

Psychometric properties of the Drive for Muscularity Scale in Mexican males

Authors

    • Centro Universitario UAEM EcatepecUniversidad Autónoma del Estado de México
  • Georgina Alvarez-Rayón
    • Laboratorio de Trastornos Alimentarios-FES IztacalaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Juan Manuel Mancilla-Díaz
    • Laboratorio de Trastornos Alimentarios-FES IztacalaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Esteban Jaime Camacho Ruiz
    • Unidad Académica Profesional NezahualcóyotlUniversidad Autónoma del Estado de México
  • Karina Franco Paredes
    • Centro de Investigación en Comportamiento Alimentario y Nutrición, Centro Universitario del SurUniversidad de Guadalajara
  • Carlos Saúl Juárez Lugo
    • Centro Universitario UAEM EcatepecUniversidad Autónoma del Estado de México
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s40519-013-0010-6

Cite this article as:
Escoto, C., Alvarez-Rayón, G., Mancilla-Díaz, J.M. et al. Eat Weight Disord (2013) 18: 23. doi:10.1007/s40519-013-0010-6

Abstract

This study refers to the evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Drive for Muscularity Scale among Mexican population. The exploratory factor analysis was carried out with 369 university males (mean age = 20.93 years). A three-factor structure that explains 45.64 % of the variance was found for the scale: 31.10 % by attitudes (α = 0.87), 10.70 % by substance intake (α = 0.72) and 3.84 % by training adherence (α = 0.68). Only the two first sub-scales and total score (α = 0.86) offered acceptable levels of internal consistence. The confirmatory factor analysis, carried out with 200 males (mean age = 20.79 years), verified both the suitability of this factor structure and the two-factor structure proposed by McCreary et al. (Psychol Men Masc 5:49–58, 1). Drive for muscularity is important in comprehending male body image and Drive for Muscularity Scale has demonstrated to be psychometrically suitable to assess this construct in Mexican males.

Keywords

Drive for muscularityBody imageMalesPsychometricsConfirmatory factor analysis

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