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A qualitative exploration of the motivations underlying anabolic-androgenic steroid use from adolescence into adulthood

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posted on 2022-12-13, 10:49 authored by Marc Ashley Harris, Michael Dunn, Tina Alwyn

 backgroundThis  study  explored  the  direct  experience  of  anabolic  an-drogenic steroid (AAS) use by young men, with an empha-sis on how motivations progressed from adolescent initia-tion to more entrenched usage. participants and procedureNine semi-structured interviews were conducted with in-dividuals ranging in experience of AAS use, from novice to experienced users.resultsThe results indicated that the young adult men progressed through a clear transition whereby their motives for using these substances changed from a mere desire to compete with other men to more internalised body image problems. conclusionsThe  findings  presented  suggest  a  more  complex  relation-ship  between  AAS  use  and  body  image  pathology  than  previously suggested. 

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Health Psychology Report

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Termedia

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  • VoR (Version of Record)

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Harris, M.A., Dunn, M. and Alwyn, T. (2016) 'A qualitative exploration of the motivations underlying anabolic-androgenic steroid use from adolescence into adulthood', Health Psychology Report, 4 (4), pp. 315-320

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2353-4184

Electronic ISSN

2353-5571

Cardiff Met Affiliation

  • Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

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Michael Dunn

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • Applied Psychology and Behaviour Change

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  • en

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