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Weight-Lifting Men Have Higher Self-Esteem: TC's Ciccolo to Psychology Today
Ciccolo told Psychology Today that the fact that muscular strength was associated with self-esteem for men but not women suggests that the relationship may be based more on societal values than on biological differences. “It is not surprising that we found a gender difference given our current American culture,” comments Ciccolo. “For many young men, it is important to be perceived as strong, and the connection between a young man’s self-worth or self-esteem and his overall muscularity or physical strength is clearly evident in the mass media.
Published Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015