Steroidgebrauch bei Freizeit-Bodybuildern = Steroid Use in Free Time Bodybuilders / Felicitas Michels-Lucht, Jan Schirmer, Thomas Klauer, Harald Freyberger, Michael Lucht. - (Psychotherie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie 61(2011) 12; 512-517)
- DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1295454
A sample of 74 male bodybuilders was analyzed for relationships between steroid abuse (abuse n=31; no abuse n=43) and self-esteem (Multidimensionale Selbstwertskala MSWS), body-image (Body-Image Questionnaire FK-ASA) as well as teasing (Physical Appearance Related Teasing Scale PARTS). In a logistic regression analysis age (p=0.001), low values for body expression (p=0.036) and high self-esteem (p=0.024) predicted steroid intake; training frequency or teasing experiences showed no effect. Contrary to earlier findings high and not low self-esteem was associated with steroid abuse. Because of the overlap between constructs narcissism and self-esteem further studies should disentangle the role of narcissism and self-esteem for steroid abuse in bodybuilders.